It has been already two weeks since I joined the programming bootcamp in Korea. It is called Code States which you can think it is very similar to Hack Reactor in US. Here is a brief curriculum from the official website.
● Week 1 — Orientation and Precourse Review, Data Modeling and Classes, Data Structures and Complexity Analysis
● Week 2 — Algorithms, Inheritance Patterns, D3
● Week 3 — Browser apps, jQuery, and AJAX, Frameworks, MVC, and Backbone, ES6, APIs, and React
● Week 4 — Servers and Node, Server-side Techniques, Databases
● Week 5 — Authentication, Deployment, Angular
● Week 6 — MVP Project, Greenfield Project, Hiring Assessment
● Solo Week
● Week 7 — Senior Schedule Begins, Legacy Project, Post Development, Professional Resume
● Week 8 — Thesis Project Kickoff / Thesis Sprint 1, Thesis Sprint 2, Thesis Sprint 3
● Week 9 — Thesis Sprint 4, Thesis Sprint 5, Thesis Sprint 6
● Week 10 — Thesis Sprint 7, Thesis Sprint 8, Thesis Sprint
● Week 11 — Thesis Sprint 10, Thesis Sprint 11, Thesis Sprint 12, Demo Day
● Week 12 — Hiring Sprint, Job Search Sprint, Interview Day
While taking a gap year from Northwestern, I did a lot of things. I learned how to design an Android app using Adobe Photoshop, Sketch while referencing Material Design. I also learned Django with Python although this time I felt that Back-end was not for me yet (I will try again). Away from technology, I finished two sketch books with paintings and drawings and even worked for Boston Consulting Group.
While having my own time away from college, I found myself being attracted to Front End Development. It is still difficult to explain the reason why I like it, and only thing I can say is that I read books about it, went to conferences and small chats about design in technology, and most importantly, got a signature from Kim, Jong min (Google Interactive Developer)!
Now my bookshelf is filled with readings about typography, CSS animations, Adobe Illustrator and philosophy books and other UI/UX books right next to songwriting books. You see, I can’t explain my reasons behind this attraction. I can only show it.
So I decided to to devote most of my time to discover what is out there. As you can expect, bootcamp has a very rigid schedule from 9AM to 8PM. Still, I am enjoying this challenge and although I have a hard headache from hours of debugging that turns out to be a small typo, I think I am learning. From this week, I would like to share what I learned, felt, and clean up my chaotic questions about this technology and design. Again, I am very pleased to start this blogging and hope this becomes a wonderful journey.
BTW, this is me losing my attention during the lecture and smiling at the camera:
Okay, now you know my face. I hope you can find me here: