Tag Archives: Learning

@gSchool Week 3

This week’s gSchool highlights included solidifying an understanding of how Test-Driven Development (TDD) works and gaining a much higher comfort level using Git and GitHub. Quite a bit of ‘free’ time was also spent reviewing Ruby basics to strengthen weak … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 2

Studying at a programming bootcamp like gSchool offers a wide range of learning opportunities. As hard as the programming aspect has been, harder lessons come from leading with my ego. Very briefly, here are things I’m learning: Humility: For the … Continue reading

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@gSchool Week 1

What a week! Following months of anticipation, we finally started programming bootcamp as gSchool’s first Boulder cohort. There are 26 students consisting of 12 women and 14 men. We range from having four months self-taught coding experience to years of … Continue reading

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Choosing & Getting Accepted into Programming Bootcamp

This post is intended to be a mini-guide for people at ground zero who have no idea where to start or how to go about getting into a programming bootcamp. The disclaimer is that I’m not an expert on the … Continue reading

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gSchool Bound

From March 3, I’ll attend gSchool’s newest programming bootcamp. Initially, I applied at Bitmaker Labs in Toronto and RefactorU in Boulder and was fortunate to get offers from both. I was very impressed with Sean Daken’s vision for his school … Continue reading

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Switch On

This will be the last post mentioning Claude since the blog isn’t meant to be morose. Having allowed space for processing his absence (which by its nature cut into study time), I feel a return of enthusiasm and wish to … Continue reading

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Turtles

This week, I started to read Cross-Train Your Brain: A Mental Fitness Program for Maximizing Creativity and Achieving Success. The book is intended to bring together tools to help improve creativity, mental agility and well-being.¬†Although I’ve finished three chapters, it’s … Continue reading

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Tuskegee

So much time this week was spent out of town. A relative (common-law) was in very poor health and wasn’t expected to live. Latest news is that he’s regained consciousness and is sitting up to eat, so we’re relieved and … Continue reading

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Infinite Errors

Auto-Save and infinite loops don’t play well together. I managed to crash system programs twice this week with little ‘tweaks’ of learning exploration resulting in infinite loops automatically preserved by the programs within which they were created. There was no … Continue reading

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Peacocks and Such

I’ll keep it short to close the day. ¬†Khan Academy‘s Computer Programming course has sucked me in to where I’ve spent a majority of this week’s study time practicing code at their site. Their online support offered by professional programmers … Continue reading

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