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Old 09-22-2016, 04:34 PM
 
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Hi. Husband considering enrolling in this, and we wondered if anyone around started in the July session, or has heard any comments from others who are involved? As it is run by another company and hosted by UNC at the Friday Center, we want to make sure it is worth the $.

Thanks in advance,
Angie Gilliam
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:54 PM
 
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We want to make sure it is worth the $.
Depends on what the cost is. They teach a handful of open source skills, stuff that's freely available all over the web, so to me it kind of seems like do you want to breathe the free air or the costly premium air. I think too many people look to boot camps to motivate them to do something they don't want to do on their own, and if that's the case they will have a hard time in the industry.

Not saying it's a waste of time, I'm sure it could be fun, but in terms of good quality learning, speed-learning doesn't work. Everything that's known about cognitive science shows that cramming information into a short window of time leads to poor absorption and retention of the material.

So basically I wouldn't take out a loan or anything to do it hoping for a guaranteed job at the end. If it something to do for fun/hobby and not a financial stretch to do it, then maybe.
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Old 06-17-2017, 08:50 AM
 
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SO true! "Everything that's known about cognitive science shows that cramming information into a short window of time leads to poor absorption and retention of the material."

I did the 1st UNC coding boot camp & feel SO ripped off :/ & am not the only one. I work full time & didn't have enough time to put into the homework, let alone the extra online tutorials other classmates did to actually learn the material. The organization & teaching was pretty bad. Our instructor was knowledgeable, just not a great teacher. If your husband already has a strong knowledge of software development and/or is not working full-time, it might be beneficial. Udemy has some great courses for excellent prices. I am now learning what we covered through Udemy.

Not worth the money.
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