I recently completed the software “boot camp” at The Software Guild in Akron, Ohio. While I both enjoyed the experience and feel that I learned a very great deal, such programs are indeed demanding and not for everyone.
Ever since I hinted at an upcoming “deep dive,” in a post back in August, I’ve been quiet on this site. Where I have been is at The Software Guild, in Akron, Ohio. The Guild is one of the new breed of software-development ‘coding boot camps’ that provide intensive exposure, over a relatively short period of time, to coding and related development skills. I entered the September Java cohort, which meant that I spent time in July and August on “pre-work” and participated in “boot camp” proper from September through December. As a career change, this represents the pursuit of long-time interests on my part. Even in my administrative and managerial library roles, I’ve particularly valued my contributions as the “accidental” or “incidental” technologist and developer. Time spent on wireframes, code, and software design decisions was always among my favorite working time.