This whole C4Q project would be simpler if being in a bootcamp was just about buckling down and grinding out work and other things we associate with (masculine) toughness. But I don’t think it’s that one-sided. We’re also here to learn what we may need to take on to go on and what we can let fall away or release for a season or two. Taking on an intense form of education like a dev bootcamp can be about softening yourself without also losing yourself, your critical thought, and your engagement with the world.
A New York City illustrator
transitioning to design & code.
It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.
—Grace Hopper, as quoted in the U.S. Navy's Chips Ahoy magazine (July 1986)