Long story short: I did some self-study while working full time as an ESL teacher overseas, thought I knew more than I did, came back to the US after my teaching contract ended, and opted to self-study until I found a job. In the four months I’ve been back, I’ve done CS50, a few Udemy tutorials, and a Chingu cohort (Chingu being an organization that matches developers for collaborative projects). The Chingu cohort was a bust as both of my teammates flaked on me, so the final result of the project is just my first React app, so nothing special. In terms of getting a job, right now I feel “so close yet so far” in the sense that I’ve learned a lot of web development, but not nearly as much as I perceive I need to. I’ve read bootcamp success stories online and I feel a sense of regret for not having signed up for one four months ago when I got back stateside.
It’s been a while since I’ve updated my portfolio page, but I’ll link a few of my recent projects down below. Am I overreacting, and in a better position for finding a job than I think I am? Or are my nerves right, should I abandon self-study and enroll in a bootcamp? I’d really appreciate your thoughts.
Calculator (JQuery, Sass): https://signiorgratiano.github.io/calculator/
Trello front-end clone (React, Redux, Sass): https://signiorgratiano.github.io/v11-geckos-team-03/
Searchable map with Mapbox API (JQuery): https://github.com/SigniorGratiano/chingu-prework-map
Blender Bottle landing page (Bootstrap): https://signiorgratiano.github.io/blender-bottle/