Week 34 at an Unbootcamp

January 10th, 2018

Web accessability is a subfield of web software development that illustrates how (and by whom) laws are really written.

Week 33 at an Unbootcamp

December 25th, 2017

Phase 5 is a start-up within a start-up, and I gave it its first job to do. Now it’s your turn to critique the work.

Week 32 at an Unbootcamp

December 17th, 2017

Want a job? You may want to use the services of a company that finds jobs matching your profile, to make your search more efficient. I’m trying that, too, but the results are amazingly clumsy. Like showing me a baby-sitter job when I ask to see technology jobs!

Week 31 at an Unbootcamp

December 13th, 2017

The apprenticeship phase at Learners Guild gives its Learners opportunities to work on sustained multi-week projects. That, in turn, allows them to develop full-stack web applications, paying attention both to how they run on a server and how they interact with a user. I have a primitive application of that kind you can try out.

Week 30 at an Unbootcamp

December 6th, 2017

Developing my latest web application at Learners Guild, I have found that progress is not at all linear.

Week 29 at an Unbootcamp

December 5th, 2017

Learners Guild has made some significant changes over the last several months is its program for remaking a diverse crop of learners into highly qualified software developers.

Week 28 at an Unbootcamp

November 25th, 2017

I claim to be studying software development in an “unbootcamp”, but the world isn’t buying that. It classifies Learners Guild as yet another bootcamp in a precarious industry. The Guild is taking a beating on bootcamp review sites. Is it failing to manage its reputation, or is it thinking long-term and insisting that its reputation must be earned?

Week 27 at an Unbootcamp

November 19th, 2017

During my 27th week studying web development at Learners Guild, I took a break from one project and started another, making use of the current laissez-faire environment at the Guild. I’m learning to decide when to insist on knowing why things work. Sometimes it’s enough to make things work, without knowing why they do.