Suzanna - Full-Stack Bootcamp
I was first taught by James at General Assembly, and when I heard that he had opened his own school, it was enough of a push to make me sign up and actually commit to something I’d been um-ing and ah-ing over for ages.
The Jump is very much a family affair - its run by a group of people who happen to be an actual family, but once you’re in, you’re basically part of the family too. Not only do they take you on this mammoth rollercoaster ride of programming but they also look after you and treat each person as an individual. They are always there to answer questions, technical or career related.
If you are looking for somewhere that will meet you in your efforts, The Jump won’t disappoint! You have to put the work in, you have to do the homework, to do the swotting up, try to really immerse yourself in the world that you’re about to have your eyes opened to. Basically you get what you give with coding, and if you’re willing to go the extra mile, The Jump will support you every step of the way.
The effort, precision and care that James puts into his lessons is just brilliant. Particularly in terms of the out-of-lesson help, which is so crucial when you are in your early stages. His instructions are clear and direct, both in person and in written form too.
I did the course whilst also working pretty much the equivalent of full time in freelance roles. I tried to study for the equivalent of at least one full day a week, but when there were bits I didn’t understand, I’d do more than that so that I could make the most out of the next lesson.
I won’t lie - the course is difficult! For me It felt like a huge jump when you start working with servers, but having knowledge of the full stack means that you can pretty much do anything, which is very inspiring.
I work in theatre and have already incorporated software made with the help of James and The Jump into a performance project, which was my ultimate goal when doing the course!
So yes I can recommend The Jump with my head and my heart. They are a great school and they’ll push you to be a brilliant coder.