In July 2014 I left my government desk job to move into web development. I tried several online-coding classes and learning tools spanning a wide variety of programming languages until I decided to dive into the web development side of things full time. I did continue to learn by using platforms such as Udemy and Codeacademy; however, I reached a point where I wanted to move beyond the hand holding of many online-education sites. In the end I decided the best way for me to push myself into this new world the fastest was to immerse myself through an intensive bootcamp program. I graduated from CodeCore bootcamp in Vancouver in October 2015. Now several months later I've been working as a web developer full time. I can speak directly to what worked for me, what I would have done differently and where you should focus your time and attention.