Welcome!! 🤩👏 My name is Alejandro and I'm writing these words after years of teaching code and changing lives. Please I beg you to read until the end, I will try my best not to bore you!
You are here to develop your coding skills to a point were you can be useful to society in order to: 1️⃣ Get a job, 2️⃣ Create your own company or/and 3️⃣ Adapt better to the new world.
You are also here because you need help, not only technical help but also spiritual help, and I say this in the most pragmatic way possible.
The biggest wall to become a developer is not in the syllabus or content but in your mind.
We are about to change the way you learn, the way you approach life, the way you sell yourself (therefore see yourself), we are tearing down old misconceptions about yourself, others and your professional life.
During the past years we have identified specific reasons that cause students to stop trying to be a developer or fail to complete the course or get a job.
At some point in our lives (some more than others) we all have thought we are the most stupid person in a room, if we keep thinking that for a long time and we don't get comfortable on any discipline we may even think that we are not that smart. BULLSHIT! You are a part of this school, we do not accept people that we don't think are smart enough to make a living as a developer, and you need to believe that, especially on tough times!
If a particular exercise or project is hard, instead of thinking you are not good at this, look for new ways of absorbing the content. Talk to a mentor and we'll give you exactly what you need.
Every average person can learn to code to a point of being useful, coding gets more complicated when you specialize further in your career (Like A.I., Robotics, etc.), but you can make good money without having to study Math, without being good at numbers or without learning as fast as others (we may be able to fix that, by the way).
During all your life you've learned the same way, the educational system has put you in a box and trained you to learn slowly, limiting you ability to adapt to the new world of skilled fast-learning and self-learning professionals.
We know how to train you: we have done it over and over again, but we'll train in such a different way that you may not like it at first, it's only normal that your mind will want to go back to learning "slow but safe", without having to be uncomfortable or constantly challenged by our system.
This is a boot-camp, it does not matter if you do it on a full-time or part-time way, you need to set the boot-camp mindset and work every day like it's the last. The Human brain absorbs 80% more if we feel challenged and scared, if you idle for a day the brain relaxes and it's proven that you usually forget 60% of recently acquired information in just 1 day unless you use it again and again for a sequence of 7 days (at least).
These are not small numbers, 60% in a day and 90% if you don't practice for a week. You are waisting your time and money if you don't take the course serious!
Please make sure you understand how the academy works:
|Don't read (much): Coding is like sport, the best what to get better is thru practice. Learn by doing|
|Sleep: Having a good sleep is as important as coming to class, coding is 100% intellectual, having a sharp mind is everything.|
|Learn how to ask: The biggest challenge you have to address at first is learning how to ask a question, picking the right works, know exactly want you want to know is the best skill for any developer.|
|Ask questions: Its a win-win, preparing the question will teach you, we get feedback from your understanding, it the biggest boost for your learning process. It's what you are paying for.|