I've been accepted into the Flatiron School's + NYC Tech Talent Pipeline's Mobile Dev Corps. That's a mouthful, I know, but it is an amazing program (you can check it out here).
I'll be spending four months (May 9th to August 26th) learning for a career in mobile development. I really can't put into words how excited I am. I have about three weeks to get my life in order (save more money, delve into C and Swift, etc.).
I chose the Flatiron School because of the culture they exhibit. At first when I started to research coding schools I heavily considered an all women coding bootcamp, like Hackbright and soon during my research Fullstack Academy launched their own bootcamp dedicated solely to women (Grace Hopper Academy).
I didn't so much change my mind from wanting to go to an all women coding bootcamp, Flatiron just won me over. The founders answered important questions on Quora, they have amazing programs for high school students, the alumni's that they showcase seem happy with the program, and I had a phone conversation with one of their alumini (a woman I admire) and she kept it real with me, giving her opinion of the good and the bad - and I felt like the two 'bad' things that she mentioned I was able to swallow and quite frankly I expected (let's be real, no coding school/bootcamp/program is going to be 100% perfect, but it is important to find the program that is right for you. Culture, learning the right materials and job placement were huge on my list). I've heard stories of bootcamps who send you out with little to no job placement or one where you left feeling insecure in your skills, and that just doesn't work for me.
As usual I could go on and on, but I'll end it right here. I know that there's been an increase of people who want and will enroll into coding bootcamps/programs/schools. I hope what I document can be of some help to others there trying to enter tech this way.
If you have any questions, send them my way!