by Kevin Lawver on July 24, 2012
We’ve (Jake, Charisse and I) been talking about running a Developer Boot Camp this fall here in Savannah to try to “grow” some more local development talent. The more I walk around the idea, the more work is involved in actually coming up with the curriculum, getting instructors/mentors lined up, etc. I’m happy to do the work, but I think it’s probably a good idea to gauge the interest of the community before we actually go through all this effort.
The idea is to do this a little backwards from a typical classroom experience. There would be homework every week consisting of screencasts, blog posts and other resources. You’d be expected to go through the homework during the week, and then the weekend classroom time would be spent answering questions, troubleshooting, mentoring and working on actually building stuff. We’re planning on running two tracks – frontend and backend (the backend track most likely being Rails) – and running it in September and maybe doing something crazy awesome for graduation.
So, if you would be so kind as to participate in my highly scientific poll and send it around to folks in the area you think might be interested (students, designers, career switchers, etc), I’d appreciate it. Please post comments with questions or suggestions and let’s see if we can pull this off!
(if you’re reading this in the email, you’ll probably need to come to the site to participate in the poll)