Bootcamp vs Self Taught

Learning to code, as you probably know, has a lot of benefits. You can open many doors to careers that allow you the flexibility, challenge, and compensation that you want. Likely, you already know why you should learn to code–let’s talk about how to take the next step.

You may know people who are “self taught,” people with an affinity and zeal for technology that compels them to learn the ins and outs on their own. There are resources ad infinitum to help beginners get started. While teaching yourself may seem like a promising option, those who go down this road often either struggle to stay motivated, or take a considerably longer time mastering their skill than their peers who chose to pursue a more structured path. At DevMountain, we’ve created a program that will help you achieve the success you want more quickly and efficiently. Here’s what our program can offer you that self-teaching just doesn’t.

1. Direction

The world of coding is a big and often confusing place. Learning on your own can be discouraging when you’re unable to find what you need, unsure of where to start or where to go next. As the adage goes, you don’t know what you don’t know. Attending a bootcamp like DevMountain provides you with the direction and guidance that you need to stay on track and get the most out of the time you invest in your education.

2. Support

Diving into something new can be intimidating, and it’s not uncommon for those that are self taught to become disillusioned, frustrated, or discouraged with slow progress towards their goals. Bootcamps provide a supportive environment where other students with similar goals will be learning alongside you. Leading your class will be a professional coder who has years of experience and success. Mentors, exceptional past students interested in helping, also support and are invested in you and your success.

3. A Robust Resume

For many of our employers that have hired graduates (many of them repeatedly), our stamp of approval means something to your future job. Going through a bootcamp like DevMountain opens doors and helps you to get noticed in the workforce by providing you with evidence of experience that is backed up by a reliable source. Your employer may not get the same peace of mind if they don’t know what kind of experience you’ve had on your own.

Along with this, participating in our program will provide you with plenty of opportunities to work alone and as part of a team, to make connections with professionals as well as blossoming programmers and entrepreneurs, and to produce impressive finished products that you can show to prospective employers. You’ll leave with a fleshed out resume along with a long list of references and contacts that will help you build your career.

Are you ready to take the next step towards a career you’ll love? Visit us and get to know our team, they can’t wait to meet you and start turning your dreams into a reality! We’ve made our programs accessible by expanding to four locations in Utah and Texas, providing part-time and full-time course options, and providing free housing for full time students. Request a syllabus today to see what you can expect from our program, and to start planning your coding education.

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