Posted on Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Switch offers advice and other resources for those seeking a career in tech, including a list of the best programming bootcamps and courses.
People of all ages are striving to learn programming languages, a useful skill for a variety of jobs or hobbies in the modern age. Ads for programming bootcamps like Hack Reactor even suggest their months-long programs are more successful at securing students jobs than B.A. degrees from traditional universities. There are inummerable routes that lead to successful employment in the tech, of course, and Switch is a comprehensive resource dedicated to those looking to change careers or get involved in the tech world. The site markets itself as “TripAdvisor for alternative education and career change.” That means there’s a wealth of reviews and other resources related to learning or honing programming skills in anticipation of securing a new career.
Upon landing on Switch’s homepage, visitors are greeted with a quick 8-question survey about their coding background as well as their ideal job scenario. The site then returns a result for a potential tech career, and displays a list of resources that can help make entering that particular field a reality. The site has prepared mini-courses for users to try out, and also lists schools that teach the coding languages your ideal career requires. Each school or programming bootcamp has a profile with tons of reviews, as well as details on location, cost and other factors. The site also has articles with career change advice and other resources for all those who are interested. If you’re considering a programming education or some sort of career in tech, Switch should be your first stop.