According to their website:
DEV BOOTCAMP is an apprenticeship on steroids. You learned to ride a bike by getting on the bike, right? Same here. We focus on hands-on learning over old-school lectures. From day one, you’ll dig in and start coding. It’s the only way to learn.I have 4 tasks left, 2 of which are mandatory, out of a total of 15 tasks. Some tasks are time consuming and take 10+ hours while other ones are quick like creating a Hacker News account.
I have been posting a tiny bit about things I've learned as I've gone along on my Google+ page.
So I start July 15 and it goes for 9 weeks. That puts class going until September 13. I've heard from other people that there are 3 more weeks after that are optional. That would go until October 4. I will have a busy few months.
Every 3 weeks is a new phase and I heard they give you quizzes at the end of each phase and you can be kicked out if you aren't performing. I didn't read that on an official site yet so I'm not sure of the details.
I will be putting in 80-100 hours a week. On the faq page is says over the 9 weeks that leaves 500 hours to do whatever we want and they recommend sleep. If you do the math over 500 hours comes out to less than 8 hours of free time a day.... and I like to sleep for 8 hours so that could be problem.
Another thing is I won't be living right by campus so I have to commute. I will be taking the Caltrain and then the bus. I will either drive or ride my bike to the train station. My commute will be about an hour and a half each way. If I drove, I'd have to deal with parking and also have to drive, but my commute would take less time. This way I'll have almost an hour on the train to be productive in some way. I would count sleep as being productive. Sometime between now and July 15, Dave and I are going to do a practice run using the trains and bus and trying to arrive on-time so I'm not as stressed out my first day.
Here's something else from the faq page.
Can I commit to anything else during the same time? Don't even think about committing to anything else. If you have a job, quit or take time off. If you're in a relationship, send them a variation of our personal apology letter. Dear boss/friends/family, I'm training at Dev Bootcamp for the next 9 weeks, learning to be like Neo. See you on the other side. I love you and I'm sorry.So I won't be having daily posts on here during that time. Granted I've been having so many issues lately that I haven't been having daily posts anyway.
This is an exciting experience but also stressful for me. I'm enjoying all the prep work and all the coding. But I have also enjoyed my leisure time for the past year.
The other day I made a program that would rename my picture files in a folder. I spent some time making it better even though I wasn't required to for the course. I just liked it so much. Dave can't believe I've actually used it but I have on multiple occassions.