Updated September 19th, 2016
Acceptance to App Academy and Hack Reactor
One day in July, I decided I had studied enough. It was time to apply to my top coding bootcamps. After a handful of technical interviews, I had two acceptance letters from my two top-choice schools. It was a very nice feeling.
The hard part was deciding between Hack Reactor and App Academy. Both are great schools. In the end, it was App Academy’s tuition model, and the fact that I had already organized housing in the bay area for the App Academy cohort. If I were to do Hack Reactor, I would be forced to find a place to live in San Francisco for two months before my other housing would available.
It would cost me about $10,000 USD more upfront to go to Hack Reactor than App Academy. That was a deciding factor.
Both schools have excellent reputations. It’s an honor to be accepted to their programs. I did work really hard at it before hand.
Before Starting Coding Bootcamp
I’ll be headed to App Academy on November 14th, 2016. Here is what I plan to accomplish before then.
- Organize Freedom Podcasting (our podcast production service business) for my 3 month absence
- Business travel to Sedona, AZ via Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon.
- Teach and produce a course on the software skills needed to get into the top coding bootcamps
- Make a meaningful contribution to an open source project
- Publish an open source project which accepts iTunes podcast URLs and returns the source URL (which iTunes hides from users)
- Read a book about money, a book about history and a book about humanity