Got an Amazing Job at Tulip Retail
Launch School gave me all of the core tools I needed to start building meaningful, useful software applications
I couldn't be happier that I chose Launch School for my programming journey! I was introduced to the program by a friend who completed it previously and gave it glowing recommendations. I began learning with Launch School in February 2017 and completed the core curriculum in August 2017.
What I feel sets Launch School apart from a programming boot camp is that Launch School focuses both on fundamentals and on mastery. Further, there is no 12-week rush to squeeze everything in; mastering programming fundamentals takes longer than 12 weeks. At Launch School, you continue to learn and practice a topic of study until you can demonstrate a strong understanding (Launch School tests/interviews you to gauge your understanding). Because of Launch School's bottom-up, mastery-based teaching style, I have found it very easy to pick up new languages/frameworks on my own. Furthermore, coding challenges/interviews became a lot less scary.
Since completing the Launch School Core Curriculum, I have learned various frameworks and languages (e.g. React, Express, PHP), taken on contract work, created my own startup (a pilot project with my first clients is underway), studied computer science theory, and found an amazing job at Tulip Retail, an innovative retail startup in Toronto (where I live).
Launch School gave me all of the core tools I needed to start building meaningful, useful software applications. If you are serious about learning how to program and can put the time in over a sustained period of time, this program is for you!