Is a Coding Bootcamp right for me?

So you know that learning to code, and the tech world in general, is the future. But where should you learn this in-demand skill? If you’ve landed on this page, you’ve probably come across the concept of coding bootcamps, but you might not know exactly what they entail. We’re here to help — read on to get all the info you need to decide whether doing a coding bootcamp is right for you!

As the IT and technology sector continues to grow, so too does the demand for people who code. There is a massive talent gap in our sector, with a huge global demand for web developers, software engineers, and data analysts and not enough tech-savvy professionals to choose from. More and more people are catching on to this and realizing that a career in tech is a pretty attractive route to take.

So how do you start a career in tech? At a coding bootcamp, of course!

Before we dive in, we’d like you to meet Sinisa. He’s a career changer who went from a professional tennis player to getting hired as a web developer with Java in just five months:

What is a coding bootcamp?

Whether you want to change careers, advance your skill set or try something new, a coding bootcamp is a great place to do so. Here, we’re going to break down what a coding bootcamp is, why it’s a great investment, and what it’s like to learn at a coding bootcamp.

Coding bootcamps made their debut in 2011 in the United States and have since been popping up all over the world.

A coding bootcamp, or code academy, is an intensive, practical program that trains people to be proficient in tech skills such as web and app programming, data analytics, and UX/UI. The length of these courses typically ranges from 8 to 36 weeks, depending on the amount of material covered and in what depth.

How are coding bootcamps different from master’s degrees?

Unlike master’s courses, coding bootcamps are intensive and offer a more practical way of learning professional skills. Furthermore, they prepare you for the world of work and are aimed at career changers. Students at coding bootcamps tend to go on to become web developers, data analysts, software developers, data scientists, UX and web designers as soon as they finish the course.

In terms of time, traditional master’s courses last one to two years that end in final exams. However, coding bootcamps are much shorter, taking between 10 and 20 weeks on average.

The methodology of a bootcamp is practical and more emphasis is placed on the way professionals work, rather than academic theory. In short, a coding bootcamp focuses on learning complex skills in a short period of time, all aimed towards finding a job.

Ubiqum coding bootcamp classroom

The coding bootcamps we offer

Some coding bootcamps are more practical than others. At Ubiqum, our methodology is 100% practical and project-based, so students apply their skills in parallel to their learning. You’ll create tangible projects that you can then show to potential employers in the hiring process.

Why is doing a coding bootcamp a great investment?

A coding bootcamp is a great investment for many reasons.

Firstly, the technological world is rapidly changing the way most industries work and certain jobs are now requiring skills in basic programming such as HTML and CSS. New, exciting jobs have also emerged in light of the technological revolution.

As we’ve already mentioned, software developers and engineers are in high demand around the world and career opportunities are in abundance. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics states that computer and information technology has faster projected growth between 2020 and 2030 than all other fields. This pace is partly due to a rise in cloud computing, big data, and information security — three huge areas for the future.

Tech Salaries

Being able to code is a well-compensated skill (even at junior level) and it can give you the edge you need to get the promotion or the position you’re competing for.

See what you could be earning as a developer:

Australia: AU$119,170

Canada: C$101,773

China: CNY 264,303

Denmark: DKK 626,946

France: €62,924

Germany: €72,450

Italy: €55,978

Netherlands: €69,724

New Zealand: NZ$107,947

Spain: €47,346

United Kingdom: £52,186

Source: Salaryexpert.com, 2 December 2021

These figures are average salaries, however, when you look at what an experienced developer earns, figures can reach almost €100,000 a year.

learn programming in a coding bootcamp

There are many career paths you can take once you are a proficient programmer, and not all are limited to your geography. As long as you have a laptop and access to the internet, you can code from anywhere in the world.

What’s more, once you have the knowledge, skill, and experience, it’s very easy to become a freelance coder. This path gives you ultimate freedom, where you can pick your hours, clients, and wages with total autonomy.

What’s it like to learn at a coding bootcamp?

It’s hard to describe what it’s like to learn at a coding bootcamp without actually going to one and experiencing it for yourself. The next best way is to hear from those who’ve already completed one of Ubiqum Code Academy’s programs:

Student testimonials

My time at Ubiqum, on their Full Stack Web Development program, has been one of the most important milestones I have faced in my professional life.” – Geraldine Hernández Al Attrach

Geraldine Hernández at an Ubiqum coding bootcamp

“I would repeat this experience another hundred times! Everything about this course is really effective and will have an extremely positive impact on your career. It’s helped me get on the career path I wanted in just 5 months!” – Enrico Troiano

“The modules are complex, however, if you are dedicated and want to achieve your goals, then it’s the best Data Analytics & Machine Learning course you can take in Barcelona.” – Pau Pardo

Pau Pardo learning at Ubiqum's coding bootcamp

“It’s a really great place to learn because it’s not like going to school or work. It’s made up of amazing people and the experience is perfect!” – Shadan Behzadian

“I chose Ubiqum’s Data Analytics & Machine Learning program because it was the most complete course. I specifically wanted to learn R, and Ubiqum offered that.” – Michalis Alexakis

With a success rate of 92%, you will be hard-pressed to find a student who wasn’t satisfied with the employment opportunities that come from completing a coding bootcamp with Ubiqum Code Academy. Our on-campus bootcamps are either 3 or 5 months and allow people from all backgrounds to turn themselves into full-stack Java developers, React developers, JavaScript developers, and data analysts using Python and R. Our online options provide full flexibility where you can learn from anywhere in the world at your own pace, and take the full program or individual parts. Whichever course you choose, you don’t need any previous experience!

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