Coding Bootcamps

The Journey to Fullstack, Part 3: The Final Decision

October 21, 2016

If you’ve been following along on my journey thus far, at this point, I’ve been accepted to and received various scholarship amounts from Fullstack Academy, Galvanize, and Viking Code School. Here’s how I made the decision between those three. Galvanize I actually ruled Galvanize out pretty early on — before I had even applied to Fullstack and Viking, in fact. My initial reservations centered around the tight turnaround times for when I was notified of my admission and scholarship and the beginning of the cohort.

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The Journey to Fullstack, Part 2: The Bootcamp Admissions Process

October 17, 2016

Once I had made the decision to apply to a bootcamp, the question then became: which ones? There are now more options than ever available to those wanting to attend, and it can be a daunting task to sift through them all and find one that fits what you’re looking for. I started off with three main criteria. The first was that it was either located in Austin, where I currently live, or that it was online.

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The Journey to Fullstack, Part 1: The Beginning

October 12, 2016

From as young as I can remember, I wanted to be a doctor. I loved science and problem-solving and wanted to use the two to one day save the world. Partway through college, after a long period of insightful conversations and self-reflection, I came to the conclusion that medicine wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life, it wasn’t going to be something I would find personally fulfilling, and it wasn’t where I thought I could make the most impact.

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