Are you trying to take your first steps into coding? Want to take the leap into Web Development?
Join us for an exclusive meet and greet with the admissions team and instructors of our Dev Bootcamp!
At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the program, and how it can help you take your first steps into the exciting world of programming. Our admissions team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the program and share our experiences in helping our graduates reach their goals, giving you an insight into what it takes to become a successful web developer.
This is a great chance to:
Participate into a free coding workshop
Get to meet the staff
Learn what you can get from our Dev Bootcamp
The session will start at 19:00, and last for about 2 hours.
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!
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.
<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.
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.
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)
-Programming Teacher and Professional XR Developer
-Faculty at Gamebridge Unityversity (Silicon Valley, CA)
-Computer Science Teach at Sacred Heart Schools (Atherton, CA)
Python is one of the top and widely used programming languages nowadays. Many world-class software companies and big tech heads use Python in production, including Google, Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, and Spotify. Its high readability and user-friendly syntax have made it an excellent choice for beginners and also a stepping stone for entering other programming languages!
So, why learn Python? Here are five reasons that Python can become a good tool in work, even if you’re not becoming a full-time developer right away.
1.Problem-solving with Code
Python is a powerful programming language that you can use to code, test, and debug a program. However, it’s also useful in solving complicated problems in real life. You can build programs using Python to find out the best solution. Next time, when you’re debating a topic with others, you can actually use a scientific model to simulate the situation and predict the answer! The understanding of calculus-related concepts can train your logical thinking and solve any problems like computer scientists.
2.Collaborate with Your IT Team
Nowadays, in many companies, the IT team plays an essential role in creating core technologies and designing key products for business. The tech guys are literally the ones who make your business idea come true. Even if you’re not the one who writes the code, learning fundamental concepts of Python and understanding the logic behind the codes can help you have a more productive conversation with your IT team. You will know what is possible to achieve when building a new product, elaborate ideas using code, and can collaborate with programmers on IT projects as a product manager.
With Python, you can automate all the boring, daily, and tedious tasks and work smartly in the office. For example, you can use Python modules to organize computer files, send emails to multiple recipients based on different categories or get contact data from websites in few lines of code. Some software has been developed to help you complete those tasks, but most of them are either paid services or do not match our needs. Python is a free open source. You will no longer pay any monthly fee for services while you can actually create your own!
Although Python cannot replace the actual work, it can definitely speed up your workflow and help you work efficiently!
4.Widely Used in Different Industries
It’s well-known that Python is an essential skill in web development, data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and gaming. However, Python is not only for developers, and it is also important for other professionals and industries to learn the skill. Here are the top 10 industries using Python; from finance, healthcare, consulting, to marketing, Python can help you create professional data visualization, make strategies based on statistical models, and provide solutions to many kinds of business problems. It’s for sure that Python-based technologies are becoming an essential skill across industries.
5.Build Your Own Future Technologies
Have you ever got some cool ideas in your head? Well, Python is the programming language that can make your thought come true! You can develop software, web applications, build chatbots, control robots, and even make games with Python! Moreover, Python supports various frameworks and libraries that allow you to build different kinds of applications. For example, Django and Flask are useful Python Web frameworks that are popular for building web applications. Arcade and PyGame are Python libraries that help create video games.
Now you’ve learned the benefits of Python, and how it can improve your work efficiency. Python might just be a programming language, but it can also be a life-long skill that can change your life for the better.
You can learn Python from books, online tutorials, or join a bootcamp. At a bootcamp, you can learn fundamentals from experienced developers and get immediate help when you struggle with a coding problem.
Still don’t know where to start? Check out Wcoding Python Nights for Beginners Course. You can learn Python basics in 8 weeks without quitting your day jobs. The course offers hands-on Python practices and will prepare you for skills that can upgrade your career!
The IT industry is an open community. There’s no security guard checking your computer science degree before letting you in. Nor do you have to be a self-taught programming wizard like Bill Gates or Elon Musk to be successful. To get started in this growing industry, all you need — no matter your background or current career — is curiosity, resilience, and the foundations of coding.
Foundations are the keys that grant access to IT. The better you know the fundamentals, the easier it is to learn other programming languages and more advanced concepts. Or to use a string of metaphors: you have to walk before you run; float before you swim; and boil water before attempting grandmother’s beef stew.
But where can you learn these fundamentals? Sifting through unfiltered information online is inefficient. And returning to university is an incredible time and monetary investment. How can you be sure you’re receiving a worthwhile education that will prepare you for a career in IT?
The answer to these rhetorical questions is coding bootcamps. Coding bootcamps provide several months of intense, practical, project-based training. Instructors are industry professionals with years of experience.
They teach the most essential, practical basics — scalable skills applicable to the job market. You won’t be copying or pasting lines of code or passively listening to droning lectures on theory. Instead, you’ll be encouraged to apply the fundamentals to real projects and to think like a developer to solve issues you will face on the job.
A career change is only a bootcamp away. With a solid grasp of the fundamentals, professionals from bakers to educators have changed their careers and their lives. You can too. If you’re still on the fence, just remember:
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to startto be great.”
If you’re ready to get started, wcoding can help. Our 12-week fullstack intensive bootcamp makes programmers. And our career counseling will sharpen your spear for the job hunt.
Contact us today and our admissions team will guide you on the right path to your new career in IT.