Tag Archives: Galvanize

@gSchool Week 24 and Commencing…

A year and a half ago, I first learned about gSchool and the concept of programming bootcamps. At the time, I’d been feeling quite stuck with my job of 11 years but lacked the wherewithal to study for a new career … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 23

Unbelievably, our Boulder gSchool class is one week away from finishing. It has been the fastest, longest six months that I can remember. This week, we finished two three-hour final assessments on Rails and Ruby; and after the final, final assessment, a crew … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 22

This has been another great week at gSchool. We had our Demo Night in Denver and the presentations were a huge success! Here’s my favorite tweet following the event: At the final @gSchool demos @Galvanize. It's like America's Got Talent, for … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 21

This week, we began holding Rails workshops for class deep dives with plenty of student participation in the learning process. The workshops have been extremely interactive with lots of time for Q and A, and have been a high point of … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 20

It’s interesting how the class structure has changed so much since gSchool started 20 weeks ago. Previously, most learning happened in group or pair settings. We still hold optional group activities on a daily basis (reviewing topics such as whiteboarding data model structures), … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 19

Following last week’s assessment, our instructors have revamped efforts to address learning needs before setting us free on the programming world. In some cases, that may translate to students having self-sufficient time to progress without guidance while demonstrating a logical process for … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 18

This delayed blog post was the casualty of a very busy week studying at gSchool leading up to a two-day assessment (two hours each day). The assessment is meant to give a general idea regarding how we’re progressing toward becoming junior … Continue reading

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