My Experience so far at the bootcamp
My experience so far in my journey into software development has been fantastic. I now figured out that twenty fours is not enough to make a day and time seems to be running out fast.It has not been an easy ride as I have to make sure I am ahead of schedule. I have to cultivate the habit of late night studying and waking up early.
We are given more exercises and expected to submit and upload solutions within stated time frame. I searched through many materials on the internet; from videos to documentation and some tutorials. The tough part of learning by oneself is the ability to sieve through the many resources that are related to your research or study and knowing which one is worth it.
I was able to reach out to m BFA and other fellow bootcampers whenever I encountered a problem. I was also able to provide my colleagues with valuable insights.
So far I have been able to discern what is helpful and what is not and it has helped me a lot. I hope to learn more in the coming days because from what I have seen so far it is going to get tougher.
The major obstacle I had was when my laptop got crashed in the process. I lost some work in the process. It took several hours before I was able to borrow the laptop of a friend.
Also, I was able to solved my Codelabs questions, a laboratory for solving algorithmic problems. I needed to write efficient programs that will make the tests pass. This labs taught me how not to just write code but write code that are efficient and implemented TDD (test driven development) approach to coding.
I am happy with what I have been able to achieve today and I look forward to tomorrow. The fact is that I was able to use skill gap as an opportunity to grow.