We are constantly impressed—and inspired—by our learners. From their long hours of hard work to their life-changing success stories, we could not be more proud of everything they have accomplished on their journey through our coding, data science and analytics, and cyber and network security programs.
We know that choosing a boot camp is a big decision that can change the course of your life, so who better to get advice from than learners who have been right where you are? Read a few testimonials and reviews below.
Background to the boot camp: my background is QA (software testing). I had a major desire to transform my career. I knew the industry was transitioning to automation and I’d always wanted to become a developer, but I didn’t know what I needed to create that path. After a lot of research (books, online, and QA classes)—and a few unfulfilling courses—I came across a link advertising a development boot camp at Georgia Tech. Based on my experience and their reputation, I thought “if this is real, I can only gain, but I won’t know until I start the process,” and made the decision to go all-in; this was a great decision.
Course feedback: while I understand why folks would like to go more in depth with theory (especially for interviewing preparedness), I’ve found reading and finding the “right” reference material is key. I’m currently reading a book on Express.js (a Node module) and it’s fascinating. But I wouldn’t have quickly absorbed the information had it not been for how the instructional team executed the curriculum. The more I pick up relevant resources, the more valuable the course becomes, and the more confidence I build in myself. The Georgia Tech experience indeed. Kudos to the Trilogy team for articulating and executing a vision for others to benefit personally and professionally. It takes a lot of grit to build something of this magnitude, and that tenacity permeates throughout the entire program. Love the application process by the way.
Going through Georgia Tech Boot Camp has been one of the most empowering and liberating experiences of my life—academic, professional, or otherwise. My classmates, as diverse a group as any, are smart, capable, motivated, and most importantly generous—you’ll find no shortage of new friends eager to help you squash bugs when you (inevitably) run into them. As it is a part-time course, I still have the free time to continue my normal work routine and have plenty of free time to practice on all the new information I learn each week. I feel like I’ve fast-tracked my way into an elite professional network of ridiculously skilled developers. You will learn many of the latest and most in-demand web development technologies during the course of your six months with the warm and highly capable staff.
As a bonus to the standard curriculum of becoming a Full Stack web developer, you’ll have full access to a well informed and friendly Career Services department. It’s been a great experience learning how to transform my professional portfolio in a smart and educational manner.
Deciding whether a boot camp is right for you is obviously an important choice—for one thing, they’re not cheap. But my final bit of wisdom is that you should pick your boot camp (should you decide to attend one) based not on the technologies you’ll be learning, but instead on the quality of the instructors and extra curriculum included with the overall package.
When the class started, we all really didn’t know what to expect. We were the first cohort, so we were paving the way ahead. I was nervous that I would be the most senior person there, but I wasn’t. There was such as wide variety of age groups, ethnicities, and work experience among the attendees. As we settled into a rhythm, we developed close relationships even starting a study group that met weekly to help us all learn more and understand the concepts better. Having that study group made all the difference in my class experience. We were all in it together and worked as a team to complete the assignments. My favourite part of the course was the individual friendships I developed with a few classmates. I took the class for fun, but there were some in there really seeking to change careers completely and I admired them so much for taking such a risk. I can say that by the end of the course, the people that were really dedicated to learning and becoming a software developer achieved success. I was amazed at the applications that we all were capable of developing by the end of the course. Some I would pay good money for.
If you are looking to change your life and want to bring that million dollar idea you have to fruition, this is the class to make it happen. I never thought I would be a software developer, and I can actually say with confidence that I am and I am very proud of that fact. The course is not easy and you have to work really hard, but the payoff in the end is worth it. Young, old, technical or not, if you have some basic knowledge of logic, the web, and computers, you can succeed in this class.