Makers Academy – Week 1

With week one of Makers Academy over I have a feeling of not really knowing what I have learnt. I don’t feel I have gained anything really from the first week and I am not sure to it’s relevance. Except maybe to show us the materials to go to when we get stuck on a project. I am probably just not the sort of person that can sit and do a series of exercises one after the other. I feel I have to work on something or work towards a goal. Do a task that I can be an individual on and not sit and repeat the same thing that I have done 100 times again and again. This I feel however, is probably just me. I get easily frustrated when I do not feel that I am making large steps towards my major objectives. More of which I will discuss in a separate post about my 3 month plan.

I think this feeling of frustration may be largely my own doing, to gain the motivation for doing these tasks, which may indeed help me in the long run, I have had to cut myself off from all background noise and work alone in a room. Even then I have only managed to complete 25 of the 40 or so tasks. Hopefully I can catch up this week. We shall see.

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  1. Yes – I felt the same way in the first week, and into the second. However the first few weeks are learning skills that will become second nature very quickly. As for the 40+ tasks on Learning Ruby the Hard Way, it’s infinitely better to be slow and actually understand what is being said, than to try to speed through for the sake of finishing. A lot of the logic / reasoning isn’t clear now, but will become apparent later when you attempt tasks like FizzBuzz etc.

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