Hi, I'm Rich.
So on Monday 13th September I passed the Northcoders Coding Bootcamp Entry Challenge and was offered a place starting Monday 18th September.
This is pretty much a dream come true for me. I have been tickering with coding for a few years and have been to "tutorial hell" a few times. Recently the stars aligned for me and I applied to the bootcamp. I was offered the chance to complete the entry challenge to show I was ready the the intensive full course.
Here I found my previous tinkering very useful in completing the prep work and in the actual challenge. I realised had actually learned somthing and did know some stuff.
The actual challenge arrived and although nervous, I was very excited. It went really well and I got a "Hard to fault on hardly anything!" from my feedback. I was elated. Immediately I was offered a place starting 18th October so I'm all set 😃
First impressions of Northcoders are positive - very friendly and helpful staff and a great Slack channel to meet other freshers and chat code!
There is a lot of pre-course work to be done so we can hit the ground running on the 18th - can't wait to get started.
I aiming to blog weekly about the pre-course, bootcamp and aftermath - mainly for my own benefit but it may inspire someone else to get coding.