Holy hell. Nothing like a coding course to make one feel absolutely inadequate in every way! I'm in the Beginners Front-end Web Development Grow with Google course, and I'm already struggling, but in the best of ways.
Here are accomplishments and reflections from Week 1 of the Grow with Google Scholarship Program.
Accomplishments for Week 1:
- I downloaded a text editor. Udacity called this "setting up your environment" so that's what I'm calling it because it sounds more baller.
- I learned basic HTML syntax and learned about trees. I knew a lot of this stuff, but it's been years since I've used it, and since then, it appears that HTML 5 has come out.
- I turned a mock into a website, which, albeit very, very, very simple, was extremely satisfying.
- Holy hell, I have even more respect for my engineering teams than I did before, if that's even possible.
- I now think about what my WYSIWYG editor is doing behind the scenes when I update this blog.
- Half of software development is looking sh*t up. I knew this before, but I am definitely working on my patience having to read through forums and online resources. This is good for me.
- Trial and error is a legit problem solving strategy in writing code.
- "Copy, paste and tweak" is also a legit problem solving strategy in writing code.