Reflections of a Bootcamp
Posted on 07 February 2017
I write this post on the eve of my last day as a student at General Assembly. Thursday and Friday I get to go to my first tech conference - RubyConfau - courtesy of Lookahead Search.
I remember when I first found out that I was getting the opportunity to go to RubyConf - I couldn’t imagine what it would feel like to be at the end of the course and preparing to go out into the real world.
I remember how bewildering Rails felt when we first started playing around with it and how differently I feel now. The experience of trying to learn so much content in three months has taught me to embrace that feeling of discomfort, and it’s been helpful when studying things like React.js, Immutable.js and Redux outside of class time.
I would be remiss not to talk about how I’ve met people in this course who I hope will be lifelong peers and friends. Both my fellow student and teachers are excellent human beings who I look forward to knowing outside of the school environment.