Kicked Out!

Kicked Out!

Long story short, yup, I got kicked out of a coding bootcamp.

We were about two-thirds of the way through the program when it was decided that I was no longer “a good fit”.

He sat in front of us all the first day of class and said, “I will learn more this semester than you will.”

Education begins with humility for our fellow students, because we are all learners; and life is the teacher. The plants, minerals, animals, and our reflections, are her instruments. What follows, is a teachable moment …

Long story short, yup, I got kicked out of a coding bootcamp.

We were about two-thirds of the way through the program when it was decided that I was no longer “a good fit”.

You can read their explanation here yourself: A Prime Dismissal.

Upon entering the program, I agreed to help other students — being that I entered the program with experience.

I love helping others, and  I started tutoring students on Saturday mornings in-exchange for weed and food.

(At least 4+ other students regularly smoked marijuana, and … y’all … I’m from Colombia. I hate cocaine. Y’all know mambe though? Only organic for me y’all … never been about that synthetic sh!t; except for vaccines, I’m down with those.)

All of them have since gone on to find solid employ in tech; while I continue to teach and train folks in not just tech and computer languages, but spoken languages as well.

I was already building another project, MnActivist, and, now I seek to build more avenues to support the overall work of empowering communities through code! 

Which has led to the creation of another growing learning program, and soon-to-sprout-again application, called idioke.

But that’s a story for another post, though this is all why it’s called Rebel Coding.

I’ve fought through the filth, found mentors and gemstones alike; and now I want to share them with others.

There are no shortcuts to learning how to code; but there are ways of looking at the tools, process and materials that can make the entry knowledge more accessible.

I don’t want to get hung-up on large classes; it’s more important to nurture individual experiences.

So we Rebel Coding only yields small cohorts, while setting specific time aside for one-on-one coaching.

It would be a blessing and treasure along this adventure called life, to work with you while learning with you.