Coding Bootcamps for Beginners

By Chevas Balloun

Last Updated: January 8th 2023

If you’re an aspiring web developer looking for coding bootcamps for beginners, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed, as there are tons of options out there for you to consider.

 

The coding education industry is going through a boom, in part because of the flexibility a career in web development offers paired with the higher-than-average salary. On average, the annual salary for web developers in the US is $76,000.

 

As a result of this popularity, there are a lot of coding education options out there - so many that you may feel a bit overwhelmed! But you’re not alone. Here are a few common questions many beginner coders ask when they are searching for the right coding bootcamp for them.

 

What if I don’t have coding experience?

 

No experience? No problem! In fact, most coding bootcamp students have no little to no prior web development experience when they start bootcamp. Data from Course Report shows that the average bootcamp student is 29-years-old, has six years of work experience, and has never worked as a programmer.

 

Whether or not you align with any of that criteria, hybrid community-based coding bootcamps such as Nucamp offer coders the opportunity to choose from a variety of curriculum options so that you can find the class that’s right for you. The hybrid community-based model offers a mixture of remote and in-person learning so that you have the best of both worlds: remote, project-based learning along with a weekly, in-person workshop with your instructor and peers to further collaboration.

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How do coding bootcamps compare to other educational options?

 

As you’ve probably already realized, there is a large price and time commitment difference between most coding bootcamps and traditional computer science (CS) degrees from universities. However, it’s important to note that many CS programs not only teach coding skills, but are also theoretical in nature. Coding bootcamps, on the other hand, are much more focused on application, teaching you the coding skills you need to hit the ground running as a web developer in a much shorter amount of time.

 

You might also be looking at online course options like Udemy in your search. Although these are also cost-effective and can be completed on your own time, they do not feature customized instruction - most are recordings without in-person meetups to ask follow-up questions and interact with other students or the instructor. While it may seem convenient, many students find the lack of deadlines in these courses challenging, as there’s no one holding you accountable to keep consistent with your coursework.

 

The hybrid community coding bootcamp model, in particular, has advantages over other full-time, in-person coding bootcamps because it pairs remote learning with once-a-week, in-person local workshops. Because these types of bootcamps have less overhead costs than a full-time, in-person program - costs for things like rent add up - hybrid community coding bootcamps are often more cost-effective. Not only that, but they don’t require you to live in a large city to participate! Almost 50 percent of all coding bootcamps in the US are based in just 10 cities, making it hard for aspiring coders in more rural and suburban areas to participate. Bootcamps like Nucamp give these coders a more localized opportunity to learn the skills they need.

 

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What do coding bootcamps teach?

 

Coding bootcamps hone in on the languages that you’ll use the most in your career as a web developer, using project-based learning so that you can apply these skills in real-life applications and websites. But there’s not just one type of coder.

 

As a result, Nucamp offers three distinct tracks based around what your ultimate coding goals are post-bootcamp:

 

  • Web Development Fundamentals: This course covers all the basics you’ll need to start your journey as a coder, including coding languages like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and the Microsoft Visual Studio Code development environment. This course is useful for more entry-level web development roles, or roles that work directly with teams of developers, such as technical project or accounts managers.
  • Front End Web + Mobile Development: This course takes the fundamentals course one step further, integrating Bootstrap, React, React Native, npm, webpack, and the Git/GitHub development environments. Front end developers typically work on the public-facing elements of websites and mobile apps, such as the styling and functionality of pages.
  • Full Stack Web + Mobile Development: For coders who want to learn those skills plus more back-end skills, full stack development is for you. This course teaches the above languages plus NodeJS and MongoDB, enabling you to pursue roles that involve more complex database management, user authentication, and security.

 

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Chevas Balloun

Director of Marketing & Brand

Chevas has spent over 15 years inventing brands, designing interfaces, and driving engagement for companies like Microsoft. He is a practiced writer, a productivity app inventor, board game designer, and has a builder-mentality drives entrepreneurship.