Coding Bootcamp Review – by Coding Temple Graduate, Alexis Thomas

by Coding Temple December 19, 2018

Coding Bootcamp Review

Alexis’s Capstone Project

Alexis Thomas LinkedIn

Interview Questions – 

Q: How much experience did you have before entering Coding Temple?

A: Well, I had only done a couple courses on code academy, and played with that for a bit. So I had very little.

Q: What course did you end up choosing at Coding Temple?

A: After talking with Frank and Ripal, I decided to take the .NET and C# course. The variety of options that came with that course matched my aspirations better. They were helpful in guiding me towards the course that ultimately led me to my title of Software Configuration Engineer at Thatcher Technology Group.

Q: What was your inspiration for the site? Was it an enthusiasm for dogs or were you planning to have this site as a passive business?

A: I didn’t really plan on it being a passive business, but it certainly could be! The price is arbitrary, just a feature I wanted to add to the site so I could demonstrate my capabilities. When researching what to do for my Capstone Project I remembered how animals boost team morale and moods. I decided to create my Capstone based on this aspect – which was exciting because my instructor, Joe, thought it was unique.

Q: What languages did you use to put the site together?

A: I used C#, Javascript, API’s, SQL database, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap – I also used w3 school formatting with responsive design.

Q: What was the most difficult challenge you faced when building the website, and how did you overcome it?

A: I’d say linking the pages together, linking the front end and back end. I’d have these bugs and I couldn’t stop wondering where my code was breaking. Joe would walk through challenges, and I would take extensive notes, I found I was able to problem solve based on the notes I took.

Q: How much of your Capstone Project was you being able to solve it? Whenever you needed help from the instructor, was he able to provide you with the solutions?

A: I must have written down every word Joe said haha. So I’m going to give 40% credit to Joe – because I would always just refer back to the notes I took if I got stuck, and I found those very helpful. About 60% of the project I could figure out on my own without opening up my notebook.

Q: Would you say your experience at Coding Temple was satisfactory and recommendable to our readers?

A: Definitely – I would not be where I am today without Joe. He was knowledgeable, thorough and patient. I loved his teaching style and he helped me write a strong resume that helped me get the career I have today, it has only been 4 months since I graduated. I’m grateful to everyone who has helped me at Coding Temple, and I would highly recommend this to others looking to change their career.