I have decided to withdraw from App Academy. It was an amazing experience and I learned so much.
I am thankful to the instructors for teaching me as much as they did.
It seems fitting to post some advice, so others considering this program can learn from my experience:
- Live near App Academy: The commute can take valuable minutes away from studying and it is hard to make friends living outside the city.
- Be Smart While Tired: This might not the right career for someone whose IQ drops when they get less than eight hours.
- Love Ruby: If you are planning to be a Ruby developer, you have to eat, sleep, and breathe the language. It sounds silly, but my brain got thrown by seeing “do…end” everywhere.
I plan to spend the next month working on my clients’ websites and on my two personal projects. I will attend developer events in San Francisco as much as possible.
At the end of this month, I will honestly appraise the situation and make a decision about employment, entrepreneurship, or a different career.
Thank you for reading!