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Discussion on: A laundry list of things I never heard of from bootcamp

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Bugsy Sailor

Can you explain this bootcamp a little more? #newb

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Tyler V. (he/him)

I only skimmed this, but it seems to do a good job explaining it: thefirehoseproject.com/developer-g...

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jen chan Author

I almost don't want to, because I don't think it's a good learning model. But I am a fan of freecodecamp.

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Bugsy Sailor

I guess what I'm asking is, what makes a bootcamp and bootcamp in dev world?

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jen chan Author • Edited

I really don't know. Something that tries to condense the survey of a web development ecosystem of the year (any particular stack. LAMP, Rails, MEAN, MERN, whatever) and shovel it to career-shifting desperate folks through lectures, peer programming and group projects in 7-12 weeks. Usually run by a private education company or sponsored by tech companies. I've heard different judgments around bootcamps from different folks working in tech, so initially opted to leave it off my resume when I applied for my first gigs.