Have you ever had an emotional moment that was too overwhelming for you?
That happened to me recently. Just over 2 weeks ago, I took the free intro course on Firehose Project and it was one of those emotional moments.
OK maybe I am being a bit over dramatic about it, but in all honesty it deserves all the hype!
To put things in perspective here is my full review of how I found it:
If you haven’t heard of them already, Firehose Project is an online education platform that teaches you how to become a software engineer (web developer) through a highly intensive, real-word curriculum.
It’s a hardcore online bootcamp that is unlike most others out there.
There are so many coding bootcamps around and it seems like hundreds are starting every day now.
This leads to more competition = more confusion about which bootcamp to choose.
When I was compiling this list of what makes FHP stand out from the rest, I was quite impressed.
Here are some points:
I’ve completed quite a few courses (see breakdown here) so when I took the FHP course I wasn’t expecting too much to be honest.
I thought it was like most other courses out there, but I was honestly surprised by it.
In one word… WOW!
The part that really blew me away was the fact that I only signed up for the free intro course and not their full immersive online bootcamp course.
The value that you get in the free intro course is incredible.
I always try and view it from the perspective of a complete beginner so I can explain it to that audience from the same point of view.
In fact, I asked 2 friends (complete newbies) to try the intro course and they were both blown away. They said it was challenging at first, but as of now they are confident in what they’ve learned and they want to study web development even further because of it!
Ken, the instructor in the (intro) course, has a real gift of teaching and he explains things in a simple way that makes sense to beginners.
All of these features and benefits are available in the full 22-week Firehose bootcamp program.
Their free 2-week intro course preps you before entering into the full program, but even the free program is as good as a many paid programs out there.
Their curriculum covers the skills and challenges that are needed to become a software engineer. It’s robust, comprehensive and it’s designed to help you tackle real-world problems – not just the theory and the fluff.
Here’s an overview of what their bootcamp covers:
When it comes to choosing where and what to study, you will ALWAYS be interested in knowing what other people think of it.
The Firehose success stories are really good. Take a look at these 5-star, in depth reviews on Quora from real students here.
They’ve also got over 40 great reviews on their website. Here are 3 which stand out:
“The Firehose Project was the best investment I’ve made in my life, and I am in debt to the people and community that make it so special.”
“I learned more in my first two weeks with the Firehose Project than after 10 weeks in another bootcamp and accepted a full-time developer job after receiving multiple offers.”
“I honestly feel I really got every penny worth of education. I have a job that I really enjoy, and I make money while doing something I love.”
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Short answer: definitely.
I’d suggest starting out with the free intro course here. All you need to start is your name and email. No credit card or complicated forms.
The only thing you will need is dedication, passion and discipline.
Firehose Project is a great way to learn more about coding and how to build web applications.
I highly recommend them to anyone considering an online coding bootcamp and to those who are serious about pursuing a full-time career as a software engineer.
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