BootcampMe Program

Preparing you before they do.

Session 0 – Welcome!

Day One

  • sign up for GitHub
  • get a GitHub Client (Tower, GitHub for Mac, etc.)
  • sign up for Codecademy
  • sign up for Code School/Pluralsight
  • sign up for

Session 0 Slides – Welcome

Originally created April 7th, 2016 to help aspiring bootcamp students become better prepared to start at full-time coding bootcamps.

Session 1

Your Goals & Where You Stand

  • What are your short-term and long-term goals for your career?
  • What do you hope to learn from this?
  • How much do you know about your bootcamp?
  • Have you attended an info-session?
  • Do you have a GitHub? What about LinkedIn? Do you keep it updated?
  • Do you have your own website?
  • Do you feel comfortable with basic programming concepts?
  • Have you attended an info-session?

Staying Cool & Keeping Busy

Attend tech Meetups.

Join groups such as Code Crew, Fullstack JavaScript, Google NYC Tech Talks, NY Tech Meetup, Women Who Code NYC, etc. in the NYC.

Participate in Hackathons.

Check out Hackathon IO for upcoming local hackathons.

Become a warrior through CodeCombat.

If you’re into gaming, then you can learn JavaScript as you defeat ogres, solve mazes, and level up.

Start writing technical posts or just blogging in general. Reflecting is always nice.

There’s plenty of options out there: Ghost, Tumblr, WordPress, Jekyll, Medium, etc.

Session 1 Slides – Session 1 from Frances Coronel

Session 2

  1. Setting up your dev environment for Sublime Text 3 & spicing up your Terminal
  2. Exploring awesome OS X apps and plugins
  3. Bookmarking useful websites & Chrome extension essentials

1. Setting up your dev environment for Sublime Text 3 & spicing up your Terminal

Sublime Text 3 Packages

  • A File Icon
  • AdvancedNewFile
  • Alignment
  • All Autocomplete
  • ApplySyntax
  • Auto Semi-Colon
  • AutoFileName
  • AutoPEP8
  • AutoWrap
  • Beautify
  • BracketHighlighter
  • Browser
  • Clickable URLs
  • CodeFormatter
  • Color Highlighter
  • ColorPicker
  • Emmet
  • Emoji
  • ES6 Syntax
  • Gist
  • GitGutter
  • JavaScriptNext
  • Liquid Syntax
  • MarkdownEditing
  • Material
  • Minify
  • Prettify
  • Python
  • Sass
  • Spell Check
  • Sublime Tutor
  • SublimeAStyleFormatter
  • SublimeCodeIntel
  • SublimeLinter
  • SublimeLinter-javac
  • SublimeLinter-jshint
  • Syntax Highlighting
  • Terminal
  • Text Pastry
  • TrailingSpaces
  • WakaTime
  • WriteGoode
  • YAML

2. Exploring awesome OS X apps and plugins

You can get free macOS apps from

3. Bookmarking useful websites & Chrome extension essentials

Chrome Extensions

  • 1Password
  • Adblock
  • Adguard Adblocker
  • Application Launcher for Drive (by Google)
  • Black Menu for Google
  • Bookmark Manager
  • BuiltWith Technology Profiler
  • Check My Links
  • Chrome Extension Source Viewer
  • Coupons at Checkout
  • CycleTab
  • Dark Reader
  • DevTools Author
  • Finch Developer Tools
  • GitHub Expander
  • GitHunt
  • Google Calendar (by Google)
  • Google Cast
  • Google Dictionary
  • Grammarly
  • Honey
  • Hova
  • Hover Zoom
  • HoverCards
  • I’m a Gentleman
  • Inbox by Gmail
  • Ink by Google
  • Instant Translate
  • JSON View
  • JunkFill
  • Magic Actions by YouTube
  • Motivation
  • Musixmatch Lyrics
  • Muzli 2
  • OctoMate
  • OctoLinker
  • Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides
  • Panda 5
  • Pop up Blocker
  • Product Hunt
  • Ratings Preview
  • Refined GitHub
  • SimpleExtManager
  • Sprucemarks
  • Stylebot
  • Fireshot
  • Tampermonkey
  • UXCheck
  • WakaTime
  • Wappazlyer
  • WhatFont
  • Wikiwand

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By Frances Coronel

Frances Coronel is a software engineer specializing in UI development on the Customer Acquisition Team at Slack where her mission is to make your working life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.

She has been working professionally as a developer since 2015 and holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from Hampton University and a Masters in Computer Science from Cornell Tech.

Outside of Slack, Frances is an Executive Director of Techqueria, a 501c3 nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech in the US.

She also supports Code Nation as a member of their Bay Area Leadership Council and the Latino Community Foundation as a member of their Latinos in Tech Giving Circle.