This week was the final week of the Northcoders bootcamp that I have been on. It's been an absolute blast, and getting to know the tutors and other students on the cohort has been one of the biggest pleasures.
I've learnt so much in the space of 14 weeks, things I never thought I'd be able to do. It's gone so fast and it's kind of crazy to think where I'll be in another 3 months time.
We spent the first three days of this week finishing off our app. For those who didn't see last week, our app is all about maintaining the motivation to achieve goals that you set for yourself, by setting you up in a group with friends so that you hold each other accountable for reaching you goals.
We spent the Monday finishing off our backend, and then the four of us all started working on the frontend together and getting that looking more polished than our initial styling.
On the Thursday we recorded our app demo and created our presentation. Then on the Friday, we rehearsed our presentation many times, and watched all of our peers present their apps to us and on a live stream. I have studied remotely for the most part of the course, but travelled into the Manchester campus for the day to present my app with the rest of my team, which was a great experience.
You can watch the whole livestream here, where my team was the last to present, starting at 3:31:24, but the link takes you to that timestamp.
As soon as we finished our presentation, the livestream ended, and at that point everyone on the cohort had officially finished the course. We finished off with some beer and pizza in the office, as well as going out for a drink with everyone that was able to present in person.
I've had a great time on this course and feel like it has set me in a really good direction on the path to being a good developer.
First of all, I'm going to have a week off, after what has been a very fast and incredibly intense experience. I'm hoping to write another blog post next week to round off this experience, but see where I get to from there.
Whether you've only read one of these blog posts or you've read all of them, thank you for reading to the end. I never would have thought I could write a blog post 15 weeks in a row, and definitely not that I could write a blog post series that has over 4300 total views so far.
Thank you all 🙏🏼