Tag Archives: junior developer

@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 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 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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@gSchool Week 17

This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a good developer.  A challenge I battle daily on this programming path is the feeling that I don’t learn ‘fast enough’. In its place, however, is knowledge that I … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 16

The first half of gSchool passed so slowly. Now, as we’re finishing the last few weeks until graduation, time is passing at a breakneck speed. Having recently focused largely on Rails CRUD drills, I’ve started expanding additional study efforts to include more … Continue reading

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