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Discussion on: 5 Lessons My Bootcamp Didn't Teach Me

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Patrick Alessi

I've just finished a marathon of interviewing 8 bootcampers in 2 days. The ones that received offers stood out as extremely motivated self starters. More importantly, they stood out because they continued their education post boot-camp in interesting ways like working on Project Euler problems, meaningfully contributing to open source projects, and reading relevant, challenging books. I think that it's important for a bootcamper to augment their whirlwind 'education' in CS with some actual CS education. That education doesn't need to be formal. Reading a book on data structures, or a basic book on OO programming goes a long way in a technical interview of a junior candidate.

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