Windy City Rails 2016

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Esther is a graduate of a coding bootcamp, one of the dozens that have sprouted up over the last several years. She attended Dev Bootcamp, which takes people from all backgrounds, mostly non-CompSci or STEM, and turns them into junior fullstack Ruby on Rails developers in 18 weeks. Esther will share why she chose the bootcamp route, what it was like to enter this field via bootcamp, the kinds of approaches the program took to bring attendees up to speed, and more. The topic of bootcamps is a controversial one, with many opposed or despairing of them, but with few voices heard of those who actually completed one. About Esther Leytush Esther Leytush is a fullstack Ruby on Rails developer in training. She came into web development by way of a coding bootcamp after discovering that you can learn to code outside of a university setting. Entering coding was a huge change for her, as she had previously completed two English degrees and worked in legal and HR fields. She got into code out of excitement and curiosity, and stayed because she fell heads-over-heels in love with Ruby. Delivered at WindyCityRails 2016 in Chicago, IL, USA. Learn more about WindyCityRails at

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