Dev Bootcamp:A mentor’s eye viewA mentor’s eye viewby @DaveHoover
What is Dev Bootcamp?An immersive program to help people launch acareer in software developmentWe focus on the Rails ecosystemHeavy focus on Ruby and fundamentalsWe don’t teach Rails until week 7The program has 6 phases, spanning around 20weeks from prep to on-site to TA
When is Dev Bootcamp?16 students arrive this Monday, April 22.16-20 students arrive every 3 weeks.They start interviewing for jobs on June 21.Students start the day at 8am.Students stay until they’re ready to go home.Mentors can be here anytime after 5pm
Where is Dev Bootcamp?It’s right here.351 W. Hubbard, 7th floor.And hopefully, it’s on your way home.
How is Dev Bootcamp?Intense: 100 hour weeks aren’t unusual for ourstudents.Holistic: Integrated yoga, therapy, improv, teamskills, engineering empathy.Professional-grade: students are learning theskills that our local dev teams need.
Who is Dev Bootcamp?Squirrels, Foxes, Otters, Grasshoppers, etc.10% women, 70% from out-of-statemode: 25, median: 27, mean: 29Jen Myers, Mike Busch, Abi Noda, Kevin Solorio,Alyssa Diaz, and Nate DelageTanner Welsh & Myles ByrneMentors like youThursday night speakers
How do I become an officialmentor?Sign up at http://bit.ly/dbcmentorWait to hear from us
Then what happens?We’ll need 16 mentors for the SquirrelsWe’ll need ~18 mentors for the FoxesWe’ll need ~18 mentors for the OttersEach mentor is assigned 2 students, and eachstudent has 2 mentors.If you’re not currently assigned anyone, you’re at-large! Please spend time here!Are you interested in co-working from here? Letme or Elliott know.
What do I do with them?Level 0: come here after work, pair with them ontheir current challenges.Level 1: grab a meal together.Level 2: invite them to visit your workplace.Level 3: work on a project together.Level 4: there is no Level 4.