Online coding bootcamps are a more flexible approach to the coding bootcamp model. They offer the same rigor and intensity of in-person bootcamps, but students can learn during hours that work best for them.
Not all online coding bootcamps are the same, but there are some general characteristics that you should know about how they work.
1. Online Coding Bootcamps Do Support Through Video Chat and Platform Features
Because students who enroll in online coding bootcamps work on their own, it's essential for bootcamps to provide support. Online coding bootcamps tend to do this through 1-on-1 mentorship (done through video calls), always-on help (done through a forum), and community features (done on the online platform) that facilitate peer-learning among students.
2. Online Coding Bootcamps Provide Flexible Learning
In an online coding bootcamp, you're not restricted to following the exact pace and direction of everyone in your classroom. This opens up the opportunity for you to explore projects and concepts that you find interesting based on past experiences and discussions with your mentor.
In a webinar with a select group of online coding bootcamp students, bootcamp review site Course Report spoke with Stephen Foung, a graduate of Firehose about how he took advantage of the flexible nature of the program.