The Chronicles: Learning Web Development at Bitmaker Labs (Week 1)

On what we covered and a few thoughts on learning development in a classroom

Tara Mahoney
Apr 19, 2015 · 4 min read

I have to say right away that it was a pretty awesome first week. I am eager to get back to the action tomorrow, but not before I talk a bit about what I learned during the first four days of the course.

For my own benefit (what did I learn again?) and for yours, here’s a taste of what we covered during our first four days:

  1. Helping students to understand how and why to write beautiful code so that they can easily collaborate with other developers;
  2. Providing experienced instructors (IN REAL LIFE) to help when students inevitably get stuck on a problem.

A note on The Chronicles

I’ve been documenting my experience at Bitmaker for the last few weeks privately with the intention of publishing “The Chronicles” when I had a chance to go over my writing, but I’ve decided to publish as I go and to dedicate less time to edition so the public documentation of my experience is fresh. I hope that you enjoy these and you find whatever you’re looking for while reading them.

The Chronicles: Learning Web Development at Bitmaker Labs

What I learned from a 9 week programming bootcamp

The Chronicles: Learning Web Development at Bitmaker Labs

What I learned from a 9 week programming bootcamp

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Writer, directionless 20-something, and co-host of Undecided, a podcast to help millennial voters make their decision in the upcoming election.

The Chronicles: Learning Web Development at Bitmaker Labs

What I learned from a 9 week programming bootcamp