My close friends know that I moved to the Mainland a year ago in order to change careers. I originally targeted either Dev Bootcamp or Hack Reactor, which were at the time the two most reputable coding bootcamps. After months of study, I realized that I still really wanted to attend an immersive program, but maybe not a bootcamp. I think the idea of a coding bootcamp is amazing for the right person. Namely, someone young, and who has the energy to survive the kind of schedule where you code for 90 hours a week while living off of 5 hours of sleep per night. I am not that person. So I decided to look for a program that isn’t so condensed, and allows for a reasonable work-life balance. I think I’ll do better, and retain more knowledge. My search lead to me a program called Galvanize in San Francisco.
I’m happy to announce that I have been accepted via early admissions to Galvanize, and I have already started the onboarding process. I think this program is by far the best for my needs, and I promise you that the fact this program shares a name with my favorite Chemical Brothers song has nothing to do with it. I’ve already been through a lot, and I do have a story to tell. I’ll try to write more about this in the weeks and months to come. A lot of people who do these immersive programs try to keep journals, with varying degrees of success, mainly because the work load is so intense. I’m going to try anyway. We’ll see!