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 study late night 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 this boot camp attracted me. I can’t wait to network with future leaders in code. The peer-to-peer learning method is great – I plan to steal the secrets to create this culture. I love coding and excited to learn whilst also gaining the skill set to continue my development on my own.
This experience certainly takes me out of my comfort zone. 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. The curriculum is demanding and aimed to make the weak fail. The hours are long; days begin at 6am and end at 7pm – Monday – Sunday. During the boot camp we’ll endure a 24 hour challenge instantly followed by a 4 hour exam. Crazy!
My last wish is that I can survive the boot camp and hopefully avoid being called a grampa by the younger students.