by Nick Such
Since our last Bootcamp blog post came on Back To The Future Day, I find it’s only appropriate to share our next Bootcamp update on Pi Day. While BTTF only bears loose cultural significance to a career in web development, the mathematical concept of pi is much more directly related. Just like you’ve probably encountered pi in some circle in your life, you’ve probably encountered math…today. As I prepared my taxes last month, I used math. As a left a tip at a coffee shop yesterday, I used math. Interestingly, for both of those, I also used software (TurboTax Online and Square, respectively). And when software is a vital, yet nearly invisible, part of activities as benign as filing taxes and paying for coffee, it follows that more and more people are employed to develop software like this.
On May 12, Awesome Inc will be hosting a free open house event for our upcoming Web Developer Bootcamp. This 12-week program is meant to take you, a user of software, and turn you into a creator of software. The Bootcamp is not meant for geniuses and prodigies. We’ve made it for ordinary men and women who want to do something extraordinary with their careers. Your most important skills are curiosity and determination, not prior experience with programming. If you’re ready to take the leap, we can help you get there.
The software development profession has grown leaps and bounds in the past few years, even in not-Silicon-Valley places like Nashville, Columbus, and our own Lexington. A big reason is that software jobs are not only part of the technology industry, but are an increasingly bigger piece of healthcare, banking, even agriculture. You can have an impact on people around the world working on software to track the global shipments of ocean freight (like the team at Triton Container here in downtown Lex), or you can impact our local community (like the volunteers at OpenLexington). Software is all about people.
The Bootcamp Open House on May 12th starts at 6:30pm. We’ll have representatives from Awesome Inc U’s instructional team, as well as local employers looking to hire aspiring software developers like you. We’ll have some drinks and snacks, and answer any questions you have about learning to code, making a career switch, or just about the exciting things happening here in Lexington’s technology community.
I can’t wait to see you at our Bootcamp Open House on May 12th.