Let me say that if I had this course when I was first learning how to code, I would have been hired WAY sooner. I can't believe how many people still email me asking if they should go to one of these $4,000 - $6,000 online boot camps. The answer is NO! Epicodus is incredible I have absolutely zero complaints!!!
I know my Css and Html fairly well and I still have learned quite a bit so far. The course is really just amazing, there isn't any other word to use :-)
The Epicodus coursework is broken down into basically 7 sections:
Here is where I am exactly with a lot of the sub sections showing:
I have been struggling to get in enough hours of studying time after working hard all day at work. I also can't say no to my 2 little boys wanting to wrestle with me and of course my awesome wife wants to spend time with me as well :-D
I had originally thought that I could do a lot of studying on the weekends, but so far that has not happened as those are VERY much family days. I had hoped for a minimum of 14 hours of studying every week, and more like 21 hours per week. Well I am ashamed to say that has not happened at all, I am averaging around 11.5 hours of studying and working on the Epicodus coursework.
Here is my hour list just how I have it on my computer:
I'm disappointed, but I also know that my family sacrificed before for 9 months while I studied like crazy so I could get hired as a junior developer and I don't want to put that stress on them again, I want my boys to have the weekends with their dad :-) My wife Elisha's brother did get married and that through a monkey wrench into the mix as we had to travel but that's okay.
Long story short, I obviously push super hard all week and than just crash on the weekends. I highly recommend doing the Epicodus boot camp if you aren't already. If you are doing the Epicodus boot camp, leave me a comment below, I'd love to know that other fellow Epicodians are on the same path as I am. You will probably pass me at the current "snails pace" that I am going :-)
Life is good, my little family and I are moving up the road this next month, so there will be lots of packing and lifting of heavy boxes :-D
Keep coding peeps!