Maker Square Day 1

I was pretty nervous starting out. School? Not for a long time now, and even back then I was pretty shitty at it. What would be the difference now? Would I do it? Could I do it? My mind was not on my side, throwing doubts in front of me at every step. So I did what any person I admire has done and said to myself “Do the work”.

I have to admit my notes of the first lecture make no sense to me. Random words of JavaScript, some !!!!s and a whole lotta nuttin.

For Example:

1   -> func(targetClass)

-> document.body.classList
if contains ClassList
add to array
call recurse
results = []
node = document.body
if (node.classlist contains className
push -> results

for ( node.children.length)
results = results.concat(node.children[i]
return results

({   }).a_prop = { x: 5 }

What the heck is that!?!? I call it insane.js, coming to a github near you…

Maybe I would do better with the second lecture given by Muhammad?

read wiki

Do all toy problems. (sweet toys!)

That almost seems worse! I do slightly better on the next. I can verify this by being able clearly state what I learned. Review underscore/lodash implementation. Intro to Time Complexity. Look at pluck and reduce.

Alright, getting better! The next topic was about Paired Programming and how it was an Agile technique where there is the driver, mostly typing, and the Navigator, mostly syntax/logic. I think with the educational model they focus more on the driver being a bit of a noob and the navigator being more comfortable. In practice it is much more cooperative than that. They mentioned Data Structures very briefly. Then they touched on whats it is like to be a junior (code, code, code, sleep, workout, code) and what it might be like to be a senior (code, code, code, code, code, jobs, code, code). I am pretty sure they said much more but… I learned that we had to do 5 min presentations and I got excited about that.

Can’t wait for more!