Time to finally get serious about sharpening your coding skills? Maybe picking up a brand new language?
Now is the best time to start.
Switch is an new tool that helps match you to the best boot camp specific to your needs. It’s been compared to Yelp, Trip Advisor and even OKCupid. You get the idea.
Code Boot Camps are unaccredited, for-profit schools that help folks outside of the technology industry get their feet wet.
With so many new programming online academies popping up regularly (more than 65 boot camps in the US alone), it can be overwhelming to choose where to begin. After all, your time is precious. Plus, when you have no real grasp on the industry, it can be hard to decipher which coding school is worth your time.
What better way than to see what other folks like you thought about the programming course.
The site has over 200 reviews of 120 different schools across 10 different countries. Plus, there’s also a quiz that helps match people to programs that fit their interests. The quizzes are made up of a handful of questions that inquire about your favorite work style, why you love tech, and the specific skills that are most interesting to you.
So, depending on how much programming experience you have and what type of work you want to do, you’ll be matched with the school that offers the most for your preferences.
“We’re targeting our quiz more for our audience who haven’t decided what career they want,” said co-founder and chief executive Jonathan Lau in an interview with VentureBeat.
For instance, for the web, you’ll need to choose among these popular languages:
Wired reports that Switch will clearly label all the schools that Switch partners with, and won’t alter or reject the reviews it receives, even if they are unfavorable to a sponsor.
So, keep this in mind as you peruse through the boot camps that pique your interest.