Q1. What Is a Coding Bootcamp?

Coding bootcamps are innovative, intensive, short-term training programs in IT (Information Technology) related fields such as mobile app development, web design or cyber security. Coding bootcamps are typically run by private, for-profit companies and the learning can often be done both online or in-person, depending on the program. The aim of a coding bootcamp is generally to teach the programming skills that employers are looking for.

Coding Bootcamps are a relatively new phenomena. They have emerged during the past 10 years due to technology companies often having more job vacancies than qualified applicants. Universities were simply not able to keep up. The number of university graduates with four-year degrees in computer related subjects just couldn’t satisfy the growing needs of the industry.

The idea with a coding bootcamp is that students learn to code in a condensed, rigorous format. The programs are designed to make students become job-ready as a developer within 3-4 months rather than years. At the end of a coding program, assuming they are willing to put in the effort, students should become proficient in essential programming languages and frameworks. These may include HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, Python, JavaScript and others. Students may also learn skills like Data Science, Digital Marketing, and UX/UI Design.

Upon completion of their training at a coding bootcamp, students should be able to apply their new coding skills to solve real-world problems and have the skills to add real value to a potential employer.