So I have been hearing about these "Code Bootcamps," Code Schools, and other online academies that offer to level up my skills to help become employable. I did some research, looked at the chart of features, and compared pricing of the major players in this market. After some digging around, and not knowing my availability to adhere to a strict learning schedule, I decided on 'freeCodeCamp." (freecodecamp.com
I chose this option for my experience for several reasons:
- It is self paced
- You build a portfolio of open projects on CodePen & Github.
- It is Free
- It offers a "Full Stack" Certification (Frontend, Data Visualization, Backend)
- Your projects help Non-Profits.
This list is not all inclusive of my decision, but are the highlights of the process. Another reason is that there is a local community of people learning with you. From active online chat rooms, to forums, to Local Meet-Ups in your area; freeCodeCamp has been visibly promoting the community of students, peers and helpful educators.
I will post further on this as the class progresses. For others looking for a good way to begin Web Programming, I highly suggest you consider this course to get see if it is for you! Happy coding.