Hi Saron. I've been listening (and coding) for about 7 weeks now - thank you for this post and for your show!
My question is about the so-called "Bootcamp bubble" which is a phrase I have been hearing and seeing - meaning, many people seem to think bootcamps reached a saturation point last year, and that companies no longer look at bootcamp grads because of bad experiences hiring them in the past. I also read that many bootcamps inflate their placement and numbers (Flatiron seems to be the only school that is truly transparent in this regard.) I'm curious to see if you have a take on this.
I had originally intended to go to a bootcamp, but after finding free code camp and diving in on my own, I decided to go it alone. However, I thrive in a classroom environment, and am excited by the idea of being immersed and constantly surrounded by peers, and teachers who can answer my questions in real time. I'm considering bootcamp again because it seems more cohesive and clear than the self-education I'm doing, and though my goals and expectations are focused on getting a solid education and not on being handed a job right out of school, I am wary that having a bootcamp on a resume might actually hurt me now. Is that a possibility?