Makers Academy – Day 1 – Command Line

So Maker’s Academy has begun and it was off to a rather slow start. Today we worked through the Makers Academy Hackpad or the command line guide on the Learn Code the Hard Way website. It was somewhat tedious and I am not sure completely of it’s relevance to the overall aim of thinking like a coder however, I trust that it is an important element that must be pushed through. It certainly wasn’t interesting, but not everything is. Indeed, I often got distracted and actually found myself behind everyone else so had to catch up.

Jordan, who is the “Shaker Maker” (PR Guru) has a very interesting way of learning/working that I must look into further. The Pomodoro Technique is where you work for 25 minutes and then take a 3-5 minute break. I can see the merits of it; you don’t burn out and you work effectively for those 25 minutes and get time to relax and feel like you haven’t stressed yourself out.

There are some greatly talented people in this cohort, I have had lots of very useful conversations about my mission and others people’s perspectives and ideas have been very useful!

Now to crack on with starting the next day’s material and maybe I just might sneak in the final episode of Breaking Bad, but don’t tell the makers!