THIS IS THE ONE I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE JOURNEY AHHH!
So after a week of finalising our first full-stack project last week, we hit the final sprint. The mammoth of all sprints. A 3 week long group project where we’re tasked to essentially just ‘make something’. It’s true…


In the week of the much anticipated Friends reunion and after a crazy two weeks of the Front-End phase ( including a very thorough immersion in the world of React hooks), the third and final week of the Front-End block had arrived.

This was a week in which we would…


After a speedy 2 months we’re now finally at week 9, aka the week I’d been most excited to finally reach… Front-end! With having had only very brief experiences with HTML and CSS before this, the concept of front-end was entirely alien to me and I LOVED IT! …


Aaaand we’re back, back, back, back again to detail the magical mid-point of this wonderful journey I call the Northcoders Bootcamp!

Having successfully survived the initial 2 weeks of backend, we dove head first into our first project! Ahh! Starting in pairs, we had the challenge of constructing an API…


Having successfully survived Intro Week and now the Fundamentals portion of the bootcamp, it was now time for BACKEND! … *cue dramatic lighting*…

Ahead of what would be week 5/14 at Northcoders, I had literally no idea of what back-end involved besides something to do with databases, so this was…


After the first fortnight involved tackling: data types, functions, methods, closure and TDD to name but a ‘highlights’, then came fortnight number two….

In the week running up to Easter, we had the lovely opportunity to meet: recursion, factory functions and classes. Oh how I tell you my brain was…


Finally the big day had arrived, I was officially a Northcoders student! Having resigned from my full-time job some 5 weeks prior to commit to this 14 week coding bootcamp, the first morning was finally here. Was I excited? OH YEAH!

After what felt like a long weekend of being…


Transitioning from packing in my full time job in an entirely different industry to committing 14 weeks to an intensive software development course and thinking “Oh what have I done?”, to completing the first day and just knowing that I’d made the right decision.

First, a little backstory. Spring 2020…

Jason Eastwood

A young, aspiring Software Developer taking a leap into the unknown and documenting the journey, among other things!

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