Day one of HackReactor is hours away. The next three months will be intense and I look forward to the knowledge dump that is about to start. In an effort to quell my nerves (and appease the hypochondriac in me) after numerous google searches and WEB MD lookups, I’m officially diagnosing myself with imposter syndrome. To fellow classmates/future HackReactor-ers, the upside here is that we imposter syndrome sufferers are far from alone…though the downside is that the most common cause is being human.
- Financing. Do they offer scholarships? Partner with lending companies? What payment options do they offer? What’s the Return on Investment?
- Student Reviews. How intense do you want the program to be? What sort of teaching methods serve you best?
- LinkedIn. Where are alumns working/what type of work are they doing? Is that the type of work you’re hoping to get into? Does it align with your goals?
In terms of preparation, my background with coding included the web dev certificate program, some online learning I did on my own, and PTC (Personal Tech Coaching) offered by HackReactor. Below I’ll add a list of some resources I have found useful in my learning so far.
Note: You don’t need to know HTML5/CSS for the interview, but you do learn some in precourse.
- Shay Howe’s Learn to Code - JQuery
- Codecademy - JQuery
- Udemy - JS Understanding the Weird Parts …There are always coupons available online.
Note: You don’t need to know JQuery for the interview, but you do learn some in precourse.