With that said, I don't think that the Iron Yard's program is for everyone. It's tough. I mean, it's nearly insane. However, I can definitely say that this guerrilla style of run and gun learning definitely has its advantages to the students that are ready to embrace a life of programming. You just better be sure that this is what you want for yourself before you decide to enroll in this 12 week learning lifestyle.
The benefits definitely outweigh the exhaustion. Beyond learning incredible amounts of code in short periods of time, you also quickly build a sense of camaraderie with the other students that are in the trenches taking grenades with you. I wouldn't be surprised if some of these people continue to play an important role in my life long after the Iron Yard program is over.
But I'm only fifteen days, or 18% through the program. As far as I can tell, it's still an uphill battle for the next few weeks, but it's undoubtedly a war worth waging in my life.
I'll keep writing to you from the front lines.