Graduating at Tuitt Coding Bootcamp

January had been a momentous month for our latest batch of students who graduated Tuitt’s 3-month intensive coding bootcamp. To know what transpired that day, you can read back to this post. Prior to the graduation day, we let them present their final projects which is as an application of everything they learned for the past 3 months.

Here are some of them:

A social networking website by Jake, the batch’s second top performer

A blog website by Erick, the batch’s ‘Enthusiastic learner’ awardee

 

The students also gamely shared their insights about the project. Let’s take a look!

Insights

First, we have this website called “iUber” by Jon.

So, why iUber?

A few years back, I tried joining Uber to be a partner/operator. First, one must know and complete all the requirements to be an eligible partner. Having a step by step guide and comprehensive list of what to submit is a big help for you to start operating/driving with Uber quickly. This is one of the considerations why I thought of iUber. A go-to-site if you need to know anything and everything about Uber, for partners and riders alike. Also, the website can be a medium to advertise my own referral code in case someone wants to join, which can generate additional income for every successful signup and operation.

He likewise shared that his favorite part in doing the website was seeing the articles finally appearing on the Posts area after clicking the Publish button.

On the other hand, his biggest challenges were 1) not having enough time to accomplish the initial plan of making the site more appealing and 2) doing the site after the long holiday break that led him to forgetting some of the lessons related to Laravel. However, he noted that everything came back after an hour of review and that “All is well”.

 

Next up is the final output of our 3rd top performer, Jericho. His website is called “SimSite”.

So Echo, what was your inspiration for this website?

“My Inspiration for this website is pure simplicity and cleanliness. I browsed several blog websites and I came to the conclusion that having a neat layout that is easy on the eyes can be a good thing too.”

He also added that he enjoyed applying the knowledge he learned from class and finding out that the final output worked out fine. Further, he remarked “I did have a lot of failures but still managed to fix them which turned out to be a great learning experience, too.”

How about the not so good part of web development? He had this to share to us. “The worst part is being fully motivated on implementing a cool feature on the website, which turns out to be too complicated so I had to give up on it.

 

So far, we’ve seen the works of this batch’s 2nd and 3rd top performers. Eager to see our first achiever’s output? Read on!

Here we have Sarah’s final project, Peacebook, a social networking website. The layout and features are similar to that of Facebook’s but limited to only the basic functions. Asked about her favorite parts of the experience, she points:

  • Using Laravel Framework.  At  first it is a bit confusing but after a few practice and watching tutorials, Laravel made coding really easy. It even has clearer syntax. It  can turn 10-15 lines of codes into 3-5 lines.
  • Just when I thought that I’m finally done with Peacebook, suddenly I will come up with a new function that I want to add but unfortunately we only have limited time.
  • Javascript. I used Javascript to add comments to a post and to add a “like” feature. It made Peacebook look more like popular website these days.
  • Laravel make auth. It can easily create login and registration page.

On the contrary, she finds doing design layouts the most challenging. “As I start from scratch, the layouts sometimes overlap. Also, it is difficult to imitate a website’s layout from scratch especially when you want a responsive design.

Sarah’s future plans for the website is to improve the layout and add even more functions.

 

This blog wouldn’t be complete without hearing from the batch’s “hakot” awardee for special awards, Mike, as well as the batch’s most friendly neighbor (as voted by his batchmates), Alvin!

Let’s hear it from Mike, first.

“Finally, my last project was finished. This capped my 3-month IT coding boot camp with Tuitt Ph. I can’t believe I made it! But before I rant about my very memorable experience with Tuitt, let me discuss something about my Laravel project instead. As this is what this blog update is about (lol). I decided to make a forum that evolves on events, something where people can interact and classify topics accordingly. The entire process was definitely fun and stimulating at the same time. My main challenge was migrating into the Laravel framework. Thanks to resources and videos available online, it helped me accomplish this. Now I am very thrilled and eager to pursue a career in web development. Our class has ended, but IT IS THE BEST BEGINNING!”

Lastly, here’s Alvin to cap off this post.

“My bootcamp experience with Tuitt Incorporated was memorable, fruitful and exciting! I’m thankful to have shared wonderful moments with my vibrant and enthusiastic classmates. Just like the good old days at the university the computer lab setup was somehow similar to Tuitts’s with exception of the size. However the best part of smaller classes is the focus and attention given to each students by the instructor. It is also in smaller classes that students develop their unity and culture of fun learning and excellence. You may stumble sometimes on lessons and exercises but with passion and enthusiasm, coupled with help from a united class, surely no one will get left behind.

It is also rewarding to see the output of your hard work on projects,assignment and exercises. But never be complacent as you’ll be surprised on the creativeness and brilliance of your classmates. It is indeed a place for fun learning, competitiveness, and camaraderie.

I would say I’m a proud Tuitt Bootcamper! To all the staff and to my classmates who have endured the coding bootcamp. HOOORAH!!!”