Floodgate Weeks 1–3
Developing the Front-End
These first few weeks in the Floodgate bootcamp have been fast paced and humbling. I have realized the my dedication to self-studying web development and work ethic when faced with a challenge has enabled me to keep up with the numerous readings, projects and practice that is required during a coding bootcamp. It turns out that all of the previous disappointment and frustration after completing exhausting admissions requirements for other bootcamps and building projects on my own has made me a stronger programmer. I am now used to digesting a lot of information quickly, applying it and learning from it which has enabled me to keep up with Floodgate’s fast pace.
Floodgate is a rare bootcamp that allows one to work while attending its classes. Although this may seem like a great perk, I now see why other bootcamps require its students to quit their jobs in favor of 40+ hours of coding. It can be an adjustment and slight challenge to complete assignments and code for 25–40+ hours a week while working. However, I am glad that I am experiencing this challenge because when I am a developer there will be several programs, features and languages that I will need to learn quickly and practice on my own time, while working full-time. I will need to balance this work, study and implementation for the entirety of my development career.