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Discussion on: Should You Join A Coding Bootcamp?

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Brad Beggs

+1 for reading the fine print and fully understanding it. And perhaps use your willingness to read the fine print as an indicator if dev work is for you. :) Dev work is detail work and reading/understanding a contract is detail work.

I'm using an ISA now and was able to pay 3/4 upfront. The cost of a private loans could be more than an ISA if the private loan rates are either high or variable.

Before you do a bootcamp, monitor how you react to learning to code (via the 100s of free lessons). If you find learning to code stressful, frustrating, and rarely enjoyable, your experience at bootcamp will be worse.

Dev work is not for everyone.

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Katelynn M Tenbrook Author • Edited

Absolutely right Brad!! Developer work is NOT for everyone and is most certainly not a "get rich quick" scheme. It takes hours, weeks and months to master material if you are to fully understand everything that is going on. So if your thinking about joining one you should definitely start out by looking on free code camp. Or even head over to Udemy where there are hundreds of courses for usually 10 dollars. If you like it and feel comfortable with it then its time to consider a boot camp of some fashion.