However, I thought it was an interesting idea so I decided to share how I would reinvent a coding bootcamp.
If I was creating a bootcamp program, I would focus creating one that would allow people working full-time jobs to attend it. For some odd reason, it seems like no one is focusing on that market. I’ve always thought it would be easier for people to keep working their full-time job and develop new skills. Unfortunately, the tradeoff is that this program would run slower than the traditional bootcamp. It would be a combination of the various online trainings that I’ve used.
My training would run 3-4 months long. All the class content (notes, quizzes, and minor assignments) would be online and available at the beginning of class. Students would be able to crank out the class as fast or slow as they wanted. However, I would have a real-life component to the bootcamp. An evening or 2 during the week, students could come in and get help from a supervisor or possibly other students. I would also have these study halls on the weekends.
In this bootcamp, I would try to have the students create things that would look good on a github account or a portfolio site.
I’d also try to keep it somewhat affordable. It would be less than a bootcamp, but more expensive than an online training.
I wish I would have shared this. Next time, I’ll speak up.