Are coding boot camps worth it?

I recently got this comment on YouTube:

“I want to focus primarily on web development because software is way more intense. Most of the bootcamps are entailed for web development and that is what I’m planning to enroll in the near future. Yes, bootcamps are expensive since accelerated learning, but at least I have the opportunity to do full stack along with cohort simulating how it is to actually work in a real workplace. I think that is way more beneficial than teaching myself alone. I am someone that needs to interact to get the feel of how to code.”

And, I get people who ask me about coding boot camps.

Are they worth it?

Let me quickly channel my inner Gary Vee…

Because the answer comes down to this:

Self-awareness.

Do you need that hands-on environment?

Someone there to mentor you face-to-face?

Other students to learn with?

Then sure, probably worth it for YOU.

Me?

I’m a curmudgeon. Most of the time other people annoy me. I never really got along with any of my teachers in high school or college. And, I generally tried to avoid my classmates (unless we were hitting up the latest party).

So, nah.

For me, no bueno.

And, that’s it.

Your non-secksy, simple answer.

Depends on you.

And, what you need to learn.

If you think you need all that, then go for it.

If you’re a grump like me, then nah.

That said, if you are like me and prefer to learn on your own, at your own pace and want to really dig into web development like this commenter, then, in my not-so-humble opinion, there’s no better place than my curriculum on Skillshare.

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, WordPress…

It’s all there.

And, most importantly, I’m not just gonna teach you how to regurgitate code. I go to pains to teach the WHY behind what you’re doing. The whole “teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime” thing.

In any case, you can decide for yourself on all that.

All the details on the courses and how to get free access to all of them are here:

http://johnmorrisonline.com/skillshare

Later,

John

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