Writing code is only half of the skills you need to succeed
At Code Bootcamp we are all about building a well rounded experience and education. In addition to learning to write code, we will teach the lifestyle skills necessary to spend a healthy career as a developer. Our students are exposed to all the right lifestyle skills necessary to experience a lifelong passion of writing code in a way that does not harm their health or mental well being. Let’s be honest — developers are not known for their great life choices.
Throughout our eight week program, we will be bringing in guest speakers from various lifestyle professions to educate our students about how to lead a healthy life with exercise, chiropractics, ergonomics, life-coaching, work-life balance, nutrition, and soft skills like interviewing and networking.
We occasionally get complacent in our ways, and the traditional education system has done so when it comes to the future health of developers. I have worked as a developer for over twenty years, which means twenty years of sitting in a desk chair, slouched over a keyboard and mouse while staring into a brightly backlit monitor. Code Bootcamp wants to bring proper technique as a day-one habit instead of trying to fix health problems years later.
It is completely possible to write code all day without damaging your health — or your mental state — and we are going to ensure that our students understand how to survive decades without doing any damage to their bodies or minds. And we are going to have experts on hand as guest speakers to build good habits for our students. We will bring in experts in the following fields:
- business and life coaching
- chiropractic and ergonomics
- yoga, nutrition, exercise, family, and work-life balance
- networking, resume writing, and interview skills
As part of our community, we would like to invite everyone in the development community to attend our guest speaking events. Sign up here to be notified of upcoming guests with all the details. A nominal fee will be charged for lunch and some speakers.
We are taking applications today — Apply online, no commitment.
I would love to hear from you about Code Bootcamp or see you attend our first session in May 2015. Please send me a Tweet at @wbushee, or drop me an email. After all, shouldn’t we all keep learning?
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