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Software Engineering Bootcamps (worth consider?)

Hi, dear Software Developers.

Iím currently 23 years old, second year robotics engineer student. Iím finishing my second year now and I realized, that itís not what I really want to do in life. I really have a passion for software development.

Currently, I have some skills in C++ oriented programming and C. Also learned HTML and CSS, before attending uni. After enquiring about software engineering major, it became obvious that it will take for me approximately 3 more years of study full time.

Iím seriously considering the software engineering bootcamp option (5 months program) during summer break and 1st semester, as I want to get to the work-field as soon as possible, as the idea of studying 3 more years, looks very daunting to me.

I had a look through their academic course plan and they do cover most commonly required skills that many employer look in software developer, like Ruby-on-rails, .NET, SQL etc. Its mostly a web-developing + oriented programing and database programing language skills. It looks very like a skillset needed for final year software engineering project.

My motivation is to get into software industry as soon as possible, as I am afraid, that after finishing uni, at the age of 26, I will have minimum to no work experience. I really want to start something right now and have more or less stable job at my age.

My question, is it possible to get any software development jobs (I understand 5 months may be not enough for software engineering position) after finishing bootcamp? Or is such courses designed to be more like a general skill enhancement program?

Thank you!
Nov 5 '21 #1
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A bootcamp from a group of people that have good experience building or working in the software industry would be a good way to get started, it would give you a framework of what you need to learn to get going.

As for your question, it might be. If there are a lot of jobs about react and if you can level up all your react skills in 5 months while showing a ability to work on projects, it might be enough to get you a starting job where you can build even more experience.

Building things and then publicly sharing them online via github, is a good way to document your journey and also help recruiters or hr at companies gauge what you are capable of. Get your github and linkedin profile started and start applying for jobs like internship to get project/company experience while you are carving out your path to being a fulltime software engineer.
Nov 20 '21 #2

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