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    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    Hi All, Its been a while since I have joined the chat. @NotTheDBA I just finished my bootcamp last week
    G7470
    @G7470
    Hi @ccziriak and @Seaner71
    Randy R.
    @NotTheDBA
    Congrats @Seaner71. How did it go?
    Hi, @ccziriak .
    brb = dinner
    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    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
    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
    What bootcamp did you do @Seaner71 ?
    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    @ccziriak NYCDA
    ccz
    @ccziriak
    Hi @zeeatwork
    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    HI @zeeatwork
    ccz
    @ccziriak
    Oh that's right @Seaner71 - I think you mentioned it a while back. What all was covered in it?
    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    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
    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
    Hi @Lilyheart long time no talk
    ccz
    @ccziriak
    @Seaner71 Nice portfolio
    Jonathan Herman
    @lantech19446
    @Lilyheart only a nightmare because people suddenly realize yes it really could get worse lol
    ccz
    @ccziriak
    Hi @Lilyheart
    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    @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
    @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
    Yeah, I hear ya @Seaner71. I started my own business instead - still in the launching phase.
    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    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
    I can imagine! I'm glad to hear that they offer some help with job prep /placement.
    ccz
    @ccziriak
    Web design/dev mostly for small businesses https://buxmontweb.com/
    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    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
    @Seaner71 Thanks
    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    @ccziriak how did you learn your skills?
    Randy R.
    @NotTheDBA
    back
    @Seaner71 I'm doing the Penn sponsored program.
    ccz
    @ccziriak
    @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
    HI @zeeatwork
    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    @NotTheDBA willl you be in the first class?
    Randy R.
    @NotTheDBA
    @Seaner71 No, I missed the cut-off, so I'm in the second one.
    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    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
    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
    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
    That's a big jump in a short period. Definitely worth it!
    Sean Smyth
    @Seaner71
    and yea the focused approach thing is very helpful
    @NotTheDBA good luck to you. it's a lot of work but it should open a lot of doors
    Randy R.
    @NotTheDBA
    Much appreciated, thanks!
    Zenzi Ali
    @zeeatwork
    Hi @NotTheDBA. Sorry, I haven't looked at the chat screen in a bit.