Today, I start BrainStation in the full time Web Development bootcamp. For the next 10 weeks, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm, I’m coding. I won’t be teaching and probably not responding to a heck of a lot during that time, but I’ll be around.
The timing for this was perfect. I have about a month off from teaching between semesters anyway and figured, why not use the time to my advantage? I’m not missing a whole semester, but only 6 weeks of teaching, representing May and June. I plan on returning to Sheridan College for the July/August portion of the semester, but who knows how long that will last?
I know a lot of stuff, but only in bits and pieces. I’ve learned that I have trouble learning on my own time, at my own pace, so dedicating the time to this, without other obligations is the only way I’m going to get this done.
Why BrainStation? Firstly, they start us off nice and easy with HTML and CSS. This gives me a chance to get back into the swing of things and get accustomed to being a student again, rather than a teacher. Let someone else be responsible for being in front of the room and doing the slides. I’ll just sit and learn. Second, the schedule fit perfectly with the timing of what was going to work for me. Lastly, but certainly not least, I got an automatic $1,000 scholarship for being a woman in technology from BrainStation. It didn’t hurt that they are one of the educational partners for DevTO and that it turns out that I know one of the admissions officers.
So here’s me, off on my first day as a student…again. Will try to write as frequently as I can, but know that I’m going to be focussing on other things. That being said, looking forward to seeing what opportunities the future holds. I may even be looking for my next opportunity when this is all over. Hope you will join me on this journey!
And hey, I even started using Instagram. Find me @ShantaDotCa.

 

First day of new life @brainstation. #coding #inspiration

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