I have majored in computer science when I was in college, and got my first job right after graduating. I am working for a large corporate company, and have been working there for almost two and a half years.
I never really got a chance to take on a coding project, even though I got hired as a software engineer. Because of the fall in the market share, a lot of the projects have been dismissed, people have been getting laid-off, and most of the projects here have been sent over the headquarter overseas (I'm working for subsidiary in the U.S.).
So, either I'm doing a lot of test engineering for products being made from the headquarter, or most of the time I have nothing to do at work. I have been job hunting starting from last year, and got interviews, but I have been failing go past the interviews because my coding skills have been declining since college. I had been working on side projects using Android Java and Ruby on Rails, been studying for technical interviews through online resources, but it's not as easy as I thought as I get really unmotivated sometimes.
When I heard about the coding bootcamp, I finally found my hope to really expertise myself in coding, and leave my current company. The only thing I'm concerned is whether it is a good idea for people who are already software engineers (but inactive at work) to quit their current jobs, join the coding bootcamp, and get another software engineer job in a different company.
Any thoughts? Money is not a concern for me, all I want is to be able to obtain the expertise myself in coding and technical interviews and get a real programming job.