How Project-Based Learning When Learning to Code Changes Everything

By Samantha Anderson

Last Updated: February 15th 2023

Discover the benefits of hands-on learning, team collaboration, and real-world project building in a coding bootcamp, and how it can prepare you for a successful career switch into coding.

If you're looking to switch careers into tech, you may have heard of coding bootcamps.

These intensive programs are designed to teach you the skills you need to become a developer in just a few months.

But did you know that the project-based learning approach used in some coding bootcamps can change everything for your learning experience?

Project-based learning means that instead of just learning theory or memorizing syntax, you're working on real-world projects from day one.

At Nucamp specifically, you'll be encouraged to build web applications, games, or other software, and you'll have the support of your instructors and peers along the way.

Here are just a few ways that project-based learning in a coding bootcamp can change everything for your learning experience:

  1. You'll learn by doing, not just reading. In a coding bootcamp like Nucamp, you'll be working on tutorial projects from day one. You won't just be reading about code or watching videos, you'll be actively building things. This hands-on experience is invaluable and will help you learn faster and more effectively.
  2. You'll build a portfolio of real-world projects. By the time you finish a coding bootcamp like Nucamp’s Full Stack Bootcamp, you'll have the skills to develop a portfolio of projects that you've built from scratch. The tutorial projects you complete along the way can be a catalyst to create robust projects you can use to showcase your skills to potential employers or clients, and can help you stand out in the application process. (Hot tip: Take the advice to work on your own projects during your coding bootcamp. You can start with a generic project and take a dive deep into it and make it your own.)
  3. You'll learn how to work in a team. In Nucamp’s coding bootcamps, you'll be joining weekly videoconference workshops with your instructor and classmates. This is great place to practice for real-world development work, where you'll often be collaborating with other developers, designers, and stakeholders.
  4. You'll get a taste of what it's really like to work as a developer. Working on real-world projects in a coding bootcamp will give you a taste of what it's really like to work as a developer. You'll get to experience the ups and downs of development work, and you'll be better prepared for what to expect when you start your first job.

So if you're thinking of switching careers into code, consider a coding bootcamp that uses a project-based learning approach.

It can change everything for your learning experience and set you up for a successful career in development.

Remember, learning to code is a journey, not a destination.

It takes time, practice, and dedication.

But with the right mindset and approach, you can achieve your career goals and build a rewarding career in the world of tech.

Happy coding!


Samantha Anderson

Marketing Manager

Part Illustrator, part Graphic Designer, and part Digital Marketer—with a sprinkle of sales savvy and a dash of empathy. I'm all about using my creativity to craft captivating stories through both illustration and writing. When I'm not at my computer, you'll find me drawing nature inspired patterns and portraits on my other favorite screen: my iPad. To keep myself inspired (and to get away from my slight tech addiction) I garden, golf, and go on nature walks with my dog and cat leading the way.