It’s springtime. In a normal year, that means Major League Baseball is getting underway. Teams have concluded their spring training activities, workout regiments, and exhibition games. They have honed their skills, refined their talents, built connections with their teammates, and are now in peak condition to compete for a full 162-game season.
If we think of today’s job market as a full baseball season—a long journey of ups and downs, opportunities for discovery and advancement, and meaningful, rewarding achievements—then web developer bootcamps are essentially the spring training for long, prosperous careers in the technology and coding industry.
Luckily, The Software Guild’s Java and .NET/C# bootcamps provide the education, training, networking, and job placement opportunities necessary for today’s coding professionals to conquer their regular and post-season dreams.
Advancing Your Web Development Skills
Like spring training, web development bootcamps are testing grounds for aspiring coders to train in the basics, identify strengths and weaknesses in their game, and develop the skills and abilities they need for regular season play.
The Software Guild’s web development course provides developers with comprehensive education and training on the pillars of coding. Understanding the core elements of web development will give you the tools and language necessary to establish yourself as a relevant, valuable player in the web development field. Here are a few of those core elements.
Git is a popular source control system that enables collaboration and version control on projects with multiple developers. Git provides transparency and end-to-end visibility in terms of ownership and progress on any project. Its ability to leverage high levels of performance with a minimal digital footprint positions Git as the standard-bearer for ultimate source control.
HTML is the language developers use to construct and edit web pages. Developers must be able to understand and execute HTML principles to allow web applications to communicate, which is critical for businesses operating in today’s platform-rich environment.
Also known as cascading style sheets, CSS works in conjunction with HTML to add pleasing aesthetics to an existing web page. Developers need to understand how CSS works in tandem with HTML to be able to create web pages or software that not only have high levels of functionality and performance, but also work across a variety of platforms and devices.
The Software Guild’s Introduction to Web Development course provides an all-in-one, interactive training environment where you learn how today’s professionals use these critical elements of web development and coding in their daily work.
Advantages of Networking
We all know that networking is an integral part of success in any field—and web development is no different. Coding bootcamps are prime vehicles for developers to create lasting connections with their cohort that can very often result in beneficial professional collaborations. The Software Guild’s bootcamps place great emphasis on allowing room for these networking opportunities and collaborations to flourish. Here are some of the advantages of making these connections.
Support From Others in the Field
It’s an old saying: Life is better with friends. It’s beneficial for any developer to have colleagues who understand the challenges, difficulties, opportunities, and pathways for success in the field. These connections are also crucial in overcoming hurdles and making the most of avenues presented to you. This kind of support not only nurtures you professionally, but has a positive impact on your work–life balance.
Establishing and Reexamining Your Qualifications
Surrounding yourself with fellow developers is an ideal way to see how you compare with others in the field and identify areas where you can learn and grow. Networking provides a measuring stick whereby you can evaluate your professional development needs, and also learn about industry trends and movements.
While this advantage might seem basic, it cannot be overstated: Networking helps create opportunities where none previously existed. Learning in a cohort environment allows you to make connections that can result in career and collaboration opportunities that might never have materialized if not for the coding bootcamp structure.
Landing That Dream Job
You’ve completed the web development bootcamp. You’ve done some networking and made some good contacts in your cohort. Now you’re looking to enter the web development field and land your dream job. No problem, right?
Positioning yourself in front of the right hiring managers for your ideal web development job can be a tough hill to climb. However, a bootcamp simplifies the equation by putting the right hiring managers in front of you.
For example, The Software Guild invites major employers to connect with students before a web development bootcamp ends. A fast, efficient interview process allows employers and students to connect about potential career opportunities. In addition, job placement services help students and employers connect throughout the bootcamp to ensure developers have a consistent channel of communication to those working in the industry.
Other elements of effective job placement through The Software Guild include:
- Résumé, cover letter, and portfolio assistance
- Mock interview sessions
- Alumni network
- Assistance with social media presence on LinkedIn, GitHub, and other platforms
Bootcamp Success Stories
It’s each of these elements (and so many more) that have propelled former bootcamp students toward their ideal career opportunities and empowered them to make the most of their talents, skills, and abilities. Graduates of The Software Guild coding bootcamps have succeeded in a wide variety of endeavors with companies both large and small, global and local. Here are just a few of our success stories:
- Stephon Brown: STEM Grant Coordinator/Assistant Director, Kent State University
- Brittany Scaccia: Software Engineer, Trustwave
- Greg Tiu: SQL Developer, Atria Senior Living
Are you looking to change your career?
The Software Guild can give you the skills you need to start a lifelong career in coding. No prior coding knowledge is required, and we’ll walk alongside you every step of the way—including helping you find a job that will use your new skills.
Check out our different courses and tracks:
- Java Bootcamp: Gain the skills you need to become a junior programmer. If you’re interested in mobile development, the Java track may be for you. Check out our Java bootcamp page or chat with one of our counselors for more information.
- .NET/C# Bootcamp: Gain the skills you need to become a junior programmer. If you’re interested in front-end web development, then .NET/C# might be up your alley. Click on the link to find out what you’ll learn each week, or contact our counselors to learn more.
- Introduction to Web Development: Not sure if coding is for you? Take our Introduction to Web Development course to get your feet wet and see if this is the right career path for you. Plus, this course fulfills a requirement for our beginner-level Java and .NET/C# bootcamps!