So I just did some ciphering for my travel to and from Dev Bootcamp. I figured I'd share some of it to help get the point across about how I will be busy for the next 9-12 weeks. (I say 9 through 12 but really it's 9 or 12. 9 weeks are mandatory. Then there is an optional 3 weeks after. But also some people have repeated the first 3 weeks so then it could be 12 weeks just with that. I'm not sure how good or bad you have to be to repeat the 3 weeks but of course I fear the worst and think I'll suck so bad they'll kick me out or make me repeat things.)
I have to catch the train at almost 7am daily. I have to leave my house probably by 6:40. I have to either bike or drive there. It's only a mile away but there are 2 lights that last an eternity and could waste 6 minutes of my route. Then I have to lock my bike up or park and pay for parking then get to the other side of the tracks. It all takes time. I might leave at 6:30 tomorrow just to be safe! Luckily going at that time I get a bullet train so it barely has any stops and only takes 46 minutes instead of over an hour. It's a faster bullet. There's another bullet train later with a few more stops and a few more minutes. Then I walk about a block to catch a bus. The wait for the bus could be a minute or 10. I just never know. Then I spend 16 minutes on a bus. I have to walk down a really steep hill for 1 block and up a really steep hill for about 1/10th a block. The travel to class will be between 1:30 and 2:00. I think maybe 1:45 is more standard but at least the first day I'll get to the train earlier.
Just 2 hours of travel in a day would suck. But that's just 1 way!
I have a very similar trip but in reverse on the way home. I will just have 15 minutes or 20 minutes on a bus on the way home depending on which bus I take. I have to walk 3 blocks versus 1 for the 15 minute bus ride. Then the train ride is not a bullet because I will be leaving too late in the day so then I will have 22 more minutes on the train this time! Based on all that the trip home will be even longer. Minimum I think it'd be 1:45 to get home but probably longer based on timing and waiting for buses and trains.
Who thinks I'm going to die from doing this? At a minimum, I will be commuting like this Monday through Friday but everyone also goes in on the weekends. I'm hoping some fellow students feel bad for me and let crash at their place once a week or something.
The timing I used was so that I would get home near 10 PM since I have to wake up by 6 so that would leave me 8 hours to sleep if I had to do absolutely nothing at home. But this timing also has me leaving DBC between 2 and 6 hours earlier than others leave. Maybe at some point if I have time, I will update on how this is all going.
I have been writing about my Dev Bootcamp prep work on my google+ page and some on my tumblr. (I really hate tumblr but keep using it because others use it.) I posted before about Dev Bootcamp with some background if you missed that post. I have 10 or so scheduled posts set up on here so for the next few weeks it may seem like I've had time to post but I did that before staring my insane schedule.