Five Reasons Prospective Bootcamp Students Should Attend Demo Day

Grand Circus students present projects at demo day.

Have you been lying awake at night, pondering whether to take the leap and sign up for a coding bootcamp? Does the thought of stepping away from your current career path seem a bit frightening and you aren’t sure if this is the right choice for you? Perhaps you are on the fence and just have a few more questions you would like answered? If you answered “YES!” to any of these, then attending the upcoming Demo Day at Grand Circus may be just what you need.

Grand Circus students present projects at demo day.

1. See the space

In case you haven’t had the opportunity to visit Grand Circus in person, this is a wonderful time to come see where the magic happens! Located in the historic Broderick Tower, this newly renovated building combines Neo-classical architecture with a clean, modern interior.Standing tall on Woodward Avenue with a killer view of Comerica Park, our building is in a neighborhood with tons of great food and fun shops to explore during your coding bootcamp experience.

Demo Day was hosted at Grand Circus' office space in downtown Detroit, MI.

2. Meet the staff

Our team is made up of incredibly dedicated people, and our sole focus is helping you navigate the transition towards becoming a developer. From the admissions process to day-to-day logistics to helping you find employment at the end of your bootcamp, our staff is easily accessible and eager to answer any questions that may come to mind. If you need a lunch suggestion, are curious about a feature you just learned in class, or simply want to talk about late ‘90s pop music, these are the people who will be there for you with a smile.

3. Talk to graduates

Changing your career path may seem a little intimidating, so why not take the opportunity to speak with people who have done it themselves? Students in Grand Circus bootcamps come from all walks of life. They are an invaluable resource for those who are thinking about taking the plunge. These newly minted developers are passionate about learning and helping others to do the same; they will be more than happy to field any questions you might have about their own personal experience with the program.

4. Feel the excitement

As the culmination of weeks of lectures, labs, pair programming and much more, the Student Demo Day is an opportunity for recent graduates to really strut their stuff. Not only are they presenting their final projects to the friends and family who supported them along the way, but also to representatives of companies looking to hire new tech talent. The result is a room full of energy and a memorable experience for everyone in attendance.

Audience of students, instructors, and other guests listen to project presentations.

5. Leave with ideas

After attending Demo Day, you may well find yourself in a whole new mindset. Witnessing firsthand the work students are able to complete over the course of a program can be downright inspiring. While ideas for your own websites and applications start percolating, let it all soak in; this could be the start of something big!