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 then you’ve probably come across the concept of coding bootcamps. 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 know how to code. The global demand for web developers, software engineers, and data analysts is very high and there are not enough tech-savvy professionals to fill the gap. More and more people are catching on to this and realising that a career in tech is a pretty attractive route to take. So how does one start a career in tech? At a coding bootcamp, of course!

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

 

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. In order to convince you, we’re going to breakdown 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.

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A coding bootcamp or code academy is an intensive, technological program that trains people to become proficient in tech skills such as programming, data analytics, and UX/UI. The length of these courses typically range from 8 to 36 weeks, depending on the amount of material covered and in what depth. Unlike master’s courses, they are very intensive and tend to offer a more practical way of learning. Students training at coding bootcamps tend to go on to become web developers, data analysts, software developers, data scientists, UX and web designers.

The coding bootcamps we offer

Some coding bootcamps are more practical than others. Our methodology is 100% practical and project-based, meaning that students are able to learn and 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 Department of Labor predicts that the number of developer jobs will grow by 24% between 2016 and 2026. They note that this increase is much faster than average.

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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$55,693

Canada: C$49,056

China: CNY 144,000

Denmark: $53,205

France: €29,343

Germany: €36,571

Italy: €20,121

Netherlands: €29,619

New Zealand: NZ$53,351

Source: PayScale.

These figures are for entry-level positions, however, when you look at what an experienced developer earns, figures can reach almost €100,000 a year.

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

Plus, once you have the knowledge, skill, and experience, it’s very easy to become a freelance coder. Then, you’ll be able to 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

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“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

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“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 succeeded completing a coding bootcamp with Ubiqum Code Academy. Our coding 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. What’ best is that you don’t need any previous experience! 

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