The Real-World Reasons You Should Take a Coding Bootcamp

One of the biggest complaints you’ll hear about a traditional college or programming school is how loooooooong they drag things out. You’re only in coding classes for a couple hours a day, while the rest of your time is spent in classes that aren’t really going to have much bearing on your future. And even when you’re in the coding classes, there’s so much theory taught that doesn’t affect the actual way things work in the world. If you’re going to write your own language (improbable) or like spending time on less practical matters, then such theory might be useful. But if you want to learn to code, then code! That’s what our coding bootcamps in Denver are all about.

Yes, good coders come out of traditional coding schools. And they get a good education. And they’re $100,000 in debt at the end of four or more years. When you compare that to the $9,950 for our 20-week courses, it quickly becomes evident that you’ll be saving time and money in our coding bootcamps. Our coding school is simply more efficient.

Saving time and money are great, but you might wonder what else we can offer you here at DaVinci Coders. We’re glad you asked.

Instructors Have Worked...and Are Working...In The Industry

In colleges, you’re often going to find professors who have been teaching for many years. And they’re teaching the way that code was taught many years ago.

Sure, Python has been around for 25 years, and Ruby on Rails has been in use for more than a decade. But what they are today is incredibly different from what they started out as. That’s why it’s important to have someone teaching you who knows exactly how computer languages are being used in real-world applications. That’s why our instructors like Jason Noble, Mike Whitfield, Julien Lynge, and Alvin Mites are currently working (or have recently worked) for companies as coders. They’re up to date on both their teaching methods and on the latest versions of the programs on which they’re teaching.

How Do You Interview?

Have you ever wondered how people in the tech industry are hired? Sure, there are personal recommendations, but in most instances it follows the traditional job search path: look for a job, send in your résumé, interview, wait, interview, wait...

Most normal colleges will help you with interviewing skills, but those are mostly done by a department that’s helping grads from every major: history, English, engineering, physics. Whoever’s training you on interviews doesn't know what companies are looking for in coders. You need to be trained by someone who knows the industry.

Now you might be saying to yourself, “Wait a minute, you’ve been telling me that companies need coders more than ever.” While that’s true, it doesn’t mean that you can walk into a random place and demand a job. Come across poorly in your résumé or interview and you might never get a call from the companies at the top of your list. That’s why it’s important to be able to talk about what you’ve done and what you’ve learned. At the end of the coding bootcamp, we can help you articulate what you’ve learned, explain your projects, and explain why you’re the best possible hire. Oh, and speaking of your projects...

You’ll Be Able To Point To Your Work

In addition to being able to talk about your work, you’ll also be able to show it to the company at which you’re interviewing. Now we won’t lie, you’ll also come away from a traditional coding school with a project. But while most people in traditional schools will be able to say “It took me most of the year,” you’ll be able to say “I learned to code in Python and created this project in under 20 weeks.” Speed is key in the coding world, and getting something done quickly is a good way to let them know that you’re one of the good ones.

If you’re interested in getting out in the world and coding as quickly as possible, a college isn’t the place to be. A coding bootcamp will get you there faster, and we’ll get you ready to interview with tech companies as well. Check out our upcoming classes right here.

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