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?
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.
Learners Guild is beginning to formulate its plans for the next stage of its reinvention. Meanwhile, those in the final phase of study are increasingly practicing interviewing and being interviewed for hypothetical jobs.
As enrollees in the web development curriculum of Learners Guild move through the program, they are increasingly working to ensure that they can hop straight from the Guild into a real job.