- Attend a bootcamp in the city where you plan to work.
- Choose a school that teaches technology that’s both current and relevant to the region you work in. Visit it beforehand to see its facilities and talk with instructors.
- Before joining a bootcamp, evaluate financial options such as scholarships, lenders or deferred payment programs.
- Research the school: Read reviews and attend meetups (which are hosted by many programs). Connect with alumni on social media, and get their thoughts on whether the bootcamp will meet your needs.
- Look at the school’s job-placement rate and alumni salaries. As Eggleston suggests, many programs publish that data. Make sure to ask about drop-out rates, instructor styles and career support.
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