Can I even student?
The We Think Code_ boot camp is an exciting challenge. It has been a while since I was a student and expected to stay up late studying to pass assignments and exams. I’m convinced I’ll be the oldest student by years. This makes me nervous, sometimes embarrassed. Am I too old to be a student?
There are many reasons why I was attracted to this boot camp.. Firstly, I can’t wait to network with future leaders in code. Secondly, the peer-to-peer learning method is great – I plan to steal the secrets and instill this way of working in my own company. And thirdly, I love coding and am excited to learn whilst gaining additional skills to continue my development on my own.
This experience certainly takes me out of my comfort zone, which also makes me nervous. I’ll be living in student accommodation for a month. Away from my comfort, my luxuries and my partner. I’m expected to write code in C from day 1, which is an exciting challenge. The curriculum is demanding and aimed to make the weak fail and the hours are long; days start at 6am and end at 7pm – Monday to Sunday. One of the things I am really looking forward to is the We Think Code_ legendary 24-hour challenge, which is directly followed by a 4-hour exam. It’s crazy, but it will test our endurance and stamina.
My wish is that I can survive the boot camp and hopefully avoid being called a grandpa by the younger students. Who knows, maybe they’ll appreciate my wisdom.