In general – working full time and doing all the prep work
Changes I Plan to Make Next Week:
Strict learning schedule (see you in 15 weeks, friends!)
Doing the optional exercises which I haven’t done yet
Get going with Ruby!
Other Experiences This Week:
Using Slack (our communication channel) makes me feel part of the community despite being unable to attend day-time learning groups
If you want to pass the challenges, you need to follow the instructions to the letter – things like different file names cause the tests to fail
We covered a lot of material in the first week and looking back, it’s crazy to think it’s only been a week of studying – 6 days to be fair, since on the first day we didn’t get any material! I’m definitely enjoying it so far, despite my head hitting my desk occasionally. 🙂
During the first week of the precourse, we’re focussing on learning about the command line and version control.
I think the hardest thing for me is to see using the commands in the terminal like any other programming language. Just like in JS, we’ve got functions that take arguments, we can run them and we can get something in return, change something, etc. I know the terminal can do more, but me and my brain are taking one step at a time!
My favourite command is obviously ‘man’ – a saviour!
One of my fellow maker’s students has also told me he’s done the command line track on codecadamy.com. After I’ll finished the Maker’s material on the command line, I want to do this 2-hour track as well – having different types of learning input will definitely be helpful! (I believe they have also one on git – wahay 🙂 )