Heard of SSW’s FireBootCamp before? It’s like those boot camps you see down at the local beaches and parks each morning, you know, the ones where a bunch of (apparently) willing participants are incessantly hammered by some drill-sergeant-like personal trainer for 30 minutes of blood, sweat and tears (I assume). But unlike this mob, the FireBootCamp folks don’t then towel off and chill for the rest of the day, instead they do this day after day, week after week for a whole two months of full-assault level real world coder training.
The idea of the FireBootCamp is that it’s intense training for would-be software devs on all the good bits of Microsoft development technologies and practices. People go in with very limited experience (or possibly none at all) in working with these tools and then come up with a broad set of skills they’ve honed while building real software with professional support every step of the way.
One of the things I really like about the way SSW has approached this is they’ve gotten various subject matter experts in to talk about specific parts of the building software processes. I’m talking about things like understanding search engine optimisation, getting to grips with Web API and let’s face it, the most important thing about building software (ok, a very important thing), security. I swung by for a chat that was recorded and published which I’m happy to share with you here. (Incidentally, I love these more intimate settings where you can have a bit of fun and engage directly with people, I hope you enjoy it!)