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9th
Jan 2018
G7470
@G7470
Jan 09 2018 22:07
Hello all!
Robert Marcy
@Ryzilynt
Jan 09 2018 22:21
Hey hey hey
Randy R.
@NotTheDBA
Jan 09 2018 22:21
Hello!
G7470
@G7470
Jan 09 2018 22:22
How are you both?
Randy R.
@NotTheDBA
Jan 09 2018 22:22
I'm doing allright, how about you?
G7470
@G7470
Jan 09 2018 22:22
Whatcha working on tonight?
Pretty well, thanks. Right now shopping haha but will be working on a project later
Randy R.
@NotTheDBA
Jan 09 2018 22:24
Tonight I think I'm going to try to work on some pre-work for the bootcamp. It's a refresher on HTML and CSS, but really good information about new standards and some things I didn't know before.
G7470
@G7470
Jan 09 2018 22:25
When does the boot camp start?
Randy R.
@NotTheDBA
Jan 09 2018 22:25
Two weeks.
G7470
@G7470
Jan 09 2018 22:26
Ahh, cool
So you have time to refresh haha
Randy R.
@NotTheDBA
Jan 09 2018 22:27
Yeah. :)
ccz
@ccziriak
Jan 09 2018 23:00
Hi all
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:01
Hi All, Its been a while since I have joined the chat. @NotTheDBA I just finished my bootcamp last week
G7470
@G7470
Jan 09 2018 23:01
Hi @ccziriak and @Seaner71
Randy R.
@NotTheDBA
Jan 09 2018 23:02
Congrats @Seaner71. How did it go?
Hi, @ccziriak .
brb = dinner
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:03
Thanks.. I think it went well. I have learned a lot bu still sometimes feel like I know nothing
@NotTheDBA what bootcamp did you choose?
Zenzi Ali
@zeeatwork
Jan 09 2018 23:04
Hi all. This is my first time in Montco chat. I'm normally using free code camp, but I'm taking a break and working on Python using a book.
ccz
@ccziriak
Jan 09 2018 23:04
What bootcamp did you do @Seaner71 ?
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:04
@ccziriak NYCDA
ccz
@ccziriak
Jan 09 2018 23:04
Hi @zeeatwork
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:04
HI @zeeatwork
ccz
@ccziriak
Jan 09 2018 23:05
Oh that's right @Seaner71 - I think you mentioned it a while back. What all was covered in it?
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:06
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby/Rails , SQL
git, command line things like that as well
here is my portfolio site https://seaner71.github.io/
It was a lot of work class 10-6 daily (downtown so add an hour for travel) and usually had plenty of work each evening
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jan 09 2018 23:09
Howdy all. Sorry I've been so mia lately. Hopefully better soon. In the meantime, my roommate just told me about a nightmare he had last night. Microsoft bought Oracle.
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:09
Hi @Lilyheart long time no talk
ccz
@ccziriak
Jan 09 2018 23:10
@Seaner71 Nice portfolio
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jan 09 2018 23:10
@Lilyheart only a nightmare because people suddenly realize yes it really could get worse lol
ccz
@ccziriak
Jan 09 2018 23:11
Hi @Lilyheart
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:11
@ccziriak thanks !! - been trying to put together resume now - the school is helpful on that but man I hate going this
*doing
Zenzi Ali
@zeeatwork
Jan 09 2018 23:12
@Seaner71, NYCDA offers a lot of free intro courses. I'm curious, but I'm not sure if I'm willing to fight downtown traffic and parking for an entire camp.
ccz
@ccziriak
Jan 09 2018 23:13
Yeah, I hear ya @Seaner71. I started my own business instead - still in the launching phase.
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:13
I took the train - the campus is right by suburban station
which isnt cheap but beats paying for parking daily
@ccziriak cool. what will be the focus of you biz?
Zenzi Ali
@zeeatwork
Jan 09 2018 23:17
I can imagine! I'm glad to hear that they offer some help with job prep /placement.
ccz
@ccziriak
Jan 09 2018 23:17
Web design/dev mostly for small businesses https://buxmontweb.com/
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:18
it definitely is helpful. I worked in a different industry for 25 years so I need to learn all the buzzwords etc
very nice @ccziriak
ccz
@ccziriak
Jan 09 2018 23:20
@Seaner71 Thanks
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:30
@ccziriak how did you learn your skills?
Randy R.
@NotTheDBA
Jan 09 2018 23:50
back
@Seaner71 I'm doing the Penn sponsored program.
ccz
@ccziriak
Jan 09 2018 23:51
@Seaner71 Used a variety of ways - online searches/tutorials, school, FCC, projects. I had a side business for several years a while back, and have done websites since the early days of the web. For my own personal interests and volunteer for church. non-profits.
Randy R.
@NotTheDBA
Jan 09 2018 23:51
HI @zeeatwork
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:52
@NotTheDBA willl you be in the first class?
Randy R.
@NotTheDBA
Jan 09 2018 23:53
@Seaner71 No, I missed the cut-off, so I'm in the second one.
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:55
cool -i would recommend it for anyone who has the time and resources to do it. I tried a little FCC and Codeacademy on my own but it would have taken me years on my own
Randy R.
@NotTheDBA
Jan 09 2018 23:56
Yeah - that's kind of where I am with it. I have a lot of background, but I missed a lot of the front end and web technologies that companies want for full stack these days, which has been limiting the job junt options.
I've played around with things on my own, but I need a focused approach.
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:57
I was what I would call a power Excel user prior to starting but I had some pretty big knowledge gaps. i.e . I had never used the command line
Randy R.
@NotTheDBA
Jan 09 2018 23:58
That's a big jump in a short period. Definitely worth it!
Sean Smyth
@Seaner71
Jan 09 2018 23:58
and yea the focused approach thing is very helpful