I thought my Google-fu was pretty damn good, but I've searched high and low for reviews of various bootcamps and training courses for software and web development, and I typically come up empty handed. So now here I am, and I'm trying to start a trend here: Publish a review when you attend a training course of any kind... Other developers would love to know which ones are high quality, and which are just out to give you the bare minimum for the maximum profit.
To kick things off, here we go:
The course itself is called "Building an HTML5 End-to-End Web Application with ASP.NET MVC 4, EF Code First and jQuery", and Dan Wahlin did an outstanding job teaching the class all week long. It is not a course for beginners... This is a course for software developers with some experience who are looking to level-up their capabilities and their understanding of the technologies they work with every day. You can even attend remotely with some pretty impressive looking technology to ensure remote students get just as much out of the course as those who attend the physical class.
The class is fast paced, but not at all brutal. You'll be there in the classroom from 9am to 4pm each day, with about an hour break for lunch in the middle. Dan was great with answering everyone's questions, and as one would expect with a reputation like his, he knew his stuff inside and out. Also noteworthy was that Dan would spend extra time on topics where it was clear the class had lots of interest or questions. He also made himself available for students to ask questions during breaks or after class whenever questions were highly specific to a student's situation, or too off-topic.
Overall, I found this training course to be of excellent quality, and it was an honor and a pleasure to get to meet Dan Wahlin and have him answer so many of my questions throughout the week. Almost none of the technologies we went over were brand new to me, but I know more about every single one of them now, and I have Dan and InterfaceTT to thank. I would definitely recommend this course to a friend or colleague, and I hope that I have the privilege of returning for further training at InterfaceTT in the future. It truly seems like a solid operation with quality instructors.
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