During the 3rd month I found out about bootcamps, and enrolled in a 6mo. program. I hadn’t any idea what to expect, but I was surrounded by newbies like me and others who had CS degrees. It was such a tough course (I got in at 6:30a.m. and left at 5p.m. M - F and coded at nights and on weekends.)
I believe being surrounded by people who have the same goal is an incredible asset to have, but I also believe I could have learned everything I learned in that bootcamp, on my own. I learned a ton, but after doing so, I have realized there is SO much more to learn.
I have terrible impostor syndrome and don’t feel like I am cut out for this, but hard work seriously pays off. I thought it sounded too good to be true with these types of posts, but I had a fire under my ass to help more people other than just myself. I can’t thank this community enough, especially @RandellDawson, he is INCREDIBLE and has the most patience out of anyone I have met. This community is a godsend and many of you had so much to do with changing my life.
This next part is not to show you that this stuff comes easy, as I am not a genius and I worked my ass off to get this position as a Software Engineer: