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