Shortly after starting JavaScript for WordPress, I began offering online Bootcamps that walked folks through learning JavaScript and how to use it with WordPress. This included live lectures, weekly discussion groups, access to all of my courses, and a lot of structure and support to work through all of the material and practice needed to become proficient in developing WordPress projects with JavaScript.

These Bootcamps started as a year long then shifted to three months to accommodate people’s schedules. However, I have found that even three months is a long time for folks to dedicate to learning at such an intense level. Plus, with the addition of React to WordPress core, Gutenberg blocks, and new headless tools like Gatsby, the amount of the content in the Bootcamp keeps growing.

Today I am excited to announce the launch of three new six week Bootcamps:

These shorter Bootcamps will work with more folks schedules and allow us to go into more depth with each topic. You can find details on all of these Bootcamps and upcoming start dates on the new Bootcamps page.

The JavaScript Bootcamp

JavaScript Bootcamp - Zac Gordon

In this Bootcamp we dive into how to read and write modern JavaScript. Learn through clear instruction, videos, lectures, discussion groups, reading materials and projects.

The React Bootcamp

React Bootcamp - Zac Gordon

This Bootcamp focuses on getting developers up and running with React, it’s related tools, and related libraries and frameworks. Learn through clear instructions, plenty of practice exercises and a production level hands-on project.

The JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp

JavaScript for WordPress Bootcamp - Zac Gordon

The original Bootcamp for WordPress developers working with JavaScript. Learn how to apply JavaScript and React to WordPress theme, plugins and headless projects.

How These Changes Will Make JS for WP Bootcamps So Much Better

I am really excited about these changes. In the teaching world they often say it takes three years to get the feel for how to teach a specific topic. You try it once, then you make changes and see the effects of those changes and then you iterate on those changes, but have a solid feel for the overall curriculum, structure, goals and assessment.

These changes to the Bootcamps make them more accessible to people’s schedules, more focused on specific topics, and require less switching from one topic to another. The main cons to Bootcamps is that they are way to much information to download and integrate. These shifts will help alleviate such issues to a great extent.

Teaching in the Bootcamp fashion is a real joy for me as an educator because I get more one on one interactions with people and can help them go deeper into the material much more easily than if they had tried on their own. These Bootcamps cover so many questions and topics that never come up in courses and I highly encourage you to register for one of the Bootcamps if the idea appeals to you.