Hello, world!

Photo by Craig Garner.

Photo by Craig Garner.

Tomorrow, I am starting a pretty exciting chapter in my life. I will be part of HackerYou’s inaugural full-time, front-end web development bootcamp. Twenty-six of us will be holed up in a great new tech education space in downtown Toronto, learning from some of the best industry professionals in the city, and transforming into awesome new web developers.

Eight hours a day. Five days a week. Nine weeks. That’s all it’s going to take. Sounds a bit daunting, right? I’m expecting it to be hard. I’m expecting to learn a whole lot. I’m expecting the time to just fly by. And I’m expecting to be wondering if I made the right decision on occasion. But I’m also expecting to persevere — and to be so glad I did.

As someone whose entire career thus far has been in journalism, it’s a little scary to be possibly (read: probably) leaving that world behind. (The reasons behind that decision might make for a good post in the future.) Thankfully, I know this bootcamp is going to be a great experience. You see, about a year and a half ago, I was a part of HackerYou’s very first part-time web dev class. It showed me I could hack it in this world and that I was good at it. And it brought me back more determined than ever.

I crave innovation and creativity and being part of something exciting — all of which can be found in this bootcamp. So be sure to check back at this space over the next nine weeks (and beyond) for updates on my adventures in this course in particular and musings on web dev and tech in general. We’re also ready to take on client work, so please get in touch if you have a project that you think I’d be perfect for!