Demoralizing and Working Through Misery

Devbootcamp is one of the most demoralizing experiences I’ve ever had at Davidson, and this is coming from someone who tried unsuccessfully to learn Chinese for 2 years. I think it was possible for me to get more from my devbootcamp experience than I did, but I just found it impossible to balance all the work, because Devbootcamp used as much time as all of my other classes combined. This caused punishingly late nights scrambling to get devbootcamp work done, and yet still not finishing it. I missed Davidson classes, because I stayed up till 6AM working on Devbootcamp stuff. Yes, I procrastinate, and that’s a problem, but it’s not the only reason I had to stay up so late on Devbootcamp stuff. I just don’t think the devbootcamp method of learning works really well for teaching me coding specifically.

I’ve never been in Davidson class that caused so many people to publicly cry so often. Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend this class to myself if I could go back in time, or really anyone I personally know on campus unless it was somehow radically different over the next year. I wouldn’t suggest anyone do this program unless they had a strong abiding interest in coding or were a Math major. For a while, I just thought I was bad at math and coding stuff, but I’ve never struggled so much in my other math class, but I’ve only hade one at Davidson so that’s not the best sample set at all.

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