I'm in week one of the Flatiron bootcamp! I'm writing this on Friday afternoon.
My substantive update for this post is that I finally implemented (Safe) File Transfer Protocol. I used a guide from Indiana University. SFTP makes uploading the website files much faster.
So much has happened in five days, but here are some of my main thoughts:
- The first cohort is small.
- There are 7 other people in cohort (Kwam, Andy, Blair, Cory, Paris, Will, and Kaeland).
- We went straight to Ruby, Git, and Bash.
- Classes really do run from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
- I haven't left campus before 6:30 p.m.
- The instructors deploy new labs after class gets out.
- We used concepts from those labs the next day.
- We've already used pair programming.
- Yesterday, we paired up to work on a lab. We learned how pair programming traditionally involves a "navigator" and a "driver," and got the chance to implement this process to solve a lab.
- Most of the day is spent on active learning.
- There are lectures, but they only last for an hour or two in the mornings.
- We spend the rest of the day working on labs and helping each other out with debugging.