I decided to begin a crowdsourced version of the Bootcamp.me Google Map using Mapme.

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So after realizing a lot of people liked the idea of a more geographically oriented way to find a bootcamp, I started creating Bootcamp.me using Google Maps back in November of last year.[googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=zIblKEWM9BnY.kF6pHtgPUlIo&w=640&h=480]

Again, you can find the Google Map at bit.ly/bootcampme.

As of right now, there are exactly 165 distinct bootcamps on the map, which is pretty awesome. I mean, it’s only been 3 years and there’s already so many! Says a lot.

It’s also really cool seeing where they are popping up, which is practically everywhere, but there are definitely some clusters here and there.

Anyhow, after some thought, I decided to go ahead and begin a crowdsourced version of the map using Mapme, an Israel based startup that allows users to develop - surprise, surprise - crowdsourced maps.

I’m actually having trouble embedding the map onto Wordpress, so for the time being, I’m just going to provide a picture.

[caption width=”” align=”aligncenter”]Mapme | Coding Bootcamps Mapme | Coding Bootcamps[/caption]

You can find this work in progress at mapme.com/coding-bootcamps.

This is partly because I know I’m not going to be able to update this project at some point in the future due to other priorities so better to have it updated constantly by everybody instead of me alone.

Now I’m not completely switching over to this map quite yet. Mapme is still a work in progress being a startup themselves so the app isn’t quite refined yet. It’s nice, however, that I was able to get early access. It’s obvious they’re dedicated to quality over quantity right now.

For the time being, I’ll be adding on to the crowdsourced map gradually (I have a lot going on with Fullstack Academy right now), but the Google Map will still act as the main reference, even if it does lack a bunch of features.

My future goals still involve making this into a full-fledged web app or having it as a resource for a coding bootcamp investigator, as I like to call them (think Course Report and SwitchUp). What would they be formally called anyways?

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