Have you ever wondered how far one can come as a developer in a few months of intensive study and practice? In this article, we will introduce you to some of our student works from previous Demo Days.

Demo Day is a day at the end of the fullstack web development bootcamp for the students to present their final group project to our senior developers and business team. It is also a great opportunity to apply tech knowledge in a real-life project and learn how programmers work as a team in the development field. 

The projects—built in the final 2 weeks of the entire course—ranged from apps aimed at solving community problems, social platforms to facilitate better communication within and between people, educational tools, as well as a surprisingly addictive game. While the projects each tackled very different objectives, all displayed a tremendous amount of both creativity and technical skill. Below, we feature seven highlights—check them out!

🐾 Pet Venture by Dev Bootcamp batch 11

Pet Venture is a social media platform to build a pet-friendly community and connect people together through pet meetups. 

Main features include:

-Users can build profiles for their pets, rate peers and their pets, or leave comments for the event

-Users can host a pet walk on the platform, and create their own custom walking route to share with fellow users. They can easily pin multiple places and stop-off points based on their current location.

-Web AR (Augmented Reality on the Web)! When users locate a unique QR code, they will be able to collect a free reward and see cute animations!

(Github Link)

🏫 School Portal by Dev Bootcamp batch 14

The school portal is a management tool for both teachers to manage classes and students to enrich learning experiences.  

Main features include:

-Teachers can create posts in their assigned courses with links to external files and set assignment due dates, as well as upload a profile image. 

-Students can enroll in different courses from the course list, check the latest class announcements, download course materials and upload homeworks.

-Admins can make courses, assign teachers and students, as well as create the user accounts themselves. 

(Github Link)

📸 Prophoto by Dev Bootcamp batch 15

ProPhoto is a platform for photographers to share their works and for everyone to download or buy high-quality photos online. 

Main features include:

-An online transaction system where users can buy virtual coins via credit cards or bank transfers 

-A profile page where artists can upload their photographs and set values for their works, and users can download purchased artworks or re-charge their coins. 

-A search bar where users can easily find artworks by keywords

-An optional sign in method with Google accounts

(Github Link)

🛏️ RoomEZ by Dev Bootcamp batch 16

RoomEZ is a short-term housing rental service platform for users to share and book their rooms online. Users can use filters in location, price, and room type to search for a suitable space and will be able to see the places on the kakao map.

(Github Link)

✍️ Dear Diary by Dev Bootcamp batch 17

Dear Diary is a journaling application for users to record their daily life online. Users can easily keep track of their emotions, activities, events, and ideas on this safe and private digital place. 

Main features include:
-A timeline of the journals, where users can see all the notes by time order

-An optional sign in method with Google and Kakao accounts 

-A map of users’ visited places, a calendar of events, and an album to manage uploaded photos.

(Github Link)

🕹️ <div>’ Mon by Dev Bootcamp batch 18

<div>’ Mon is a trading card game where the player starts with a shuffled deck and on their turn, draws and plays cards to attack the opponent (computer) and reduce its health points to zero before the computer can do the same to the player. The player can also choose to increase the game’s difficulty level, and log in as an admin to manage the player information.

🛣️ On My Way by Dev Nightly 

On My Way is an entertainment and location-based app that encourages people to walk out to explore nature and landmarks. The users can choose different fun challenges in various locations to receive rewards. 

The main features include: 

-A location-checking system to see whether the user is on the same location as the challenge

-A leaderboard to see top players’ points 

-A management page where admins can edit users, challenges, and locations.

-An optional sign in method with Google accounts.

(Github Link)

Before attending wcoding, Tiffany Pang was a Customer Service Specialist. She is now a proud graduate of wcoding’s Dev Bootcamp 16th batch, and recently she has successfully pivoted her career as a Technical Product Manager at a B2B catering platform startup in Korea!

  • What did you do before wcoding and what led you to wcoding campus? 

Originally I studied hospitality and tourism and worked in a hotel in New York. Then I came to Korea and worked as a Global Operation & Customer Service Specialist at a Korean gaming company for the past 2 years. 

In my last job, I felt a bit lost in my career because it’s nothing related to hospitality anymore and I found myself not interested in the job anymore so I wanted to look for other options that can be beneficial to my future career. 

I was in between doing a Master Degree in Hospitality or doing a Bootcamp to learn web development and coding. Finally, I decided to do the Bootcamp because I thought coding could open more doors for me. Plus, I feel coding can be a useful skill to me, even if I didn’t become a great developer in the end, I can still use it for something else or find other roles in the Tech industry.

  • What made you choose wcoding campus as a way to change your career, rather than going back to college, or teaching yourself?

First of all, like many people, I’m not a really good self-learner. 😂  I prefer an environment where I am learning and collaborating with peers, with interactions and encouragement from the teacher. Also, I feel it’s important to have an instructor who understands how to guide and keep students on the right path, instead of us finding many online resources that we don’t know what to do with. 

Timewise, it’s also cost-effective and makes more sense to do a bootcamp rather than a whole Bachelor’s degree.

  • I heard that you are also active as a content creator on Youtube. Can you share with us a day of a Content Creator while Learning at wcoding Dev Bootcamp?

I haven’t really been doing Youtube consistently, Youtube is just a hobby to record my life in Korea. During the bootcamp, since the course itself is already quite intensive (Weekdays, 10 am to 5 pm), I didn’t have that much time to think about it. 

Most of the days when in the class, at night, I was either studying or resting. During the weekend, I went to study with my friends. Usually I studied coding, reviewed or did the projects, but sometimes, I spared some time to edit videos and took it as my break time from coding. 😂

Tiffany’s Daily Schedule: 

8:45 am: Wake up

9:50 am: Arrive at wcoding and start the class

12:30 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm: Afternoon session

5:00 pm: Review session with Teaching Assistant or go home 

6:00 pm: Dinner

7:00 pm~: Homework time – Work on projects or reading materials for the next day

  • What were some of your favorite projects that you built where you were in the program?

My favorite project is a secret chat messenger that we made together in class. Originally, we only did a ‘log-in function’ practice, and then we developed it as a messenger program, and finally we combined them together. I felt this project was more useful compared to other projects like mini games because chatting and log-in functions are in all websites and apps nowadays. So I actually felt these features are something that I can contribute to future projects if I work in web or app development companies.

  • What would you say was the biggest challenge in your journey of learning to code?

Before, I enjoyed making websites prettier (in design aspects) when I created a new project. However, even though I enjoy doing it, I’ve learned that’s not all there is to making an actually functional website. So, if I think back now, I think the ‘problem solving mindset’ and the ‘logic parts’ of the code has been the biggest challenge for me.

I remember that it was the first week of learning JavaScript where all the complicated coding logics came in, and as a first-time learner, it was quite confusing. But I got familiar with it once I practiced more and it actually became easier to pick up other programming languages as I already had an idea of how the syntax and logic parts of the codes work.

  • Many people said that the tech industry lacks diversity, how do you think about it? As a female programmer, what advice do you have for other women thinking about making a career change and attending a bootcamp?

I know lots of my female friends and acquaintances that are actually doing great as a software developer and I see other friends who finish the bootcamp are doing great, even the teacher I had at wcoding was a female as well!

However, I’m sure there are issues like this and that’s why there are organizations like Women Who Code that are advocating for the change up for the field. But I saw so many great examples that don’t let the lack of diversity stand in their way if they’re a woman, I would say if you see a problem with something, that’s even more of a reason to do something about it and show others that they can do it too!

Interested in game development? Don’t miss out wcoding’s December special class on Unity!

We will learn how to use Unity to make a 2D or 3D game, and related media tools (Audacity, Blender), and how to make those projects into mobile-accessible web pages.

Throughout the course of this 6-session Intensive Workshop, we will build a 2D game, such as ‘Tetris’ or ‘2048 Game’ as a tutorial, and add some 3D graphics to spice it up.⁣

Starts Dec 7th | Dec 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17 (total 6 days)⁣

Wed & Fri: 7:30pm~10:00pm, Sat: 1:00pm~5:00pm⁣

Tuition Fee: 300k KRW (18 hours | 6 Sessions)⁣

Sign up: https://forms.gle/nE5ropCfoiFbsKpc7

Instructor: Michael Vaganov⁣

-Programming Teacher and Professional XR Developer⁣

-Faculty at Gamebridge Unityversity (Silicon Valley, CA)⁣

-Computer Science Teach at Sacred Heart Schools (Atherton, CA)⁣

dev-bootcamp alumni

Josie was an English teacher/researcher, and now she is the developer & proud founder of a Korean language education company.

Check out her story of learning coding, and as a full stack bootcamp graduate, her advice for people who want to change careers into IT.