Transcript from the "Course Overview" Lesson
[00:03:10] So we're gonna talk about errors and debugging, and how we can take the pieces of knowledge that we've learned and then start kind of iteratively working through our programs and working on our code. We're also gonna talk a little bit about refactoring and things like that that we need to do in order to make our code hopefully better.
[00:03:30] And we're gonna talk about dogs cuz I'm a dog person, sorry cat people. So our day 3 project is going to be a fun little dog related game, which yes is a pun on the word fetch. We'll get to that [LAUGH] in a couple of days. So this is our grand plan.
[00:03:48] We're gonna be working through it together. It's going to be an adventure, I'm excited you all are along with me on this ride. And before we jump in just a couple of expectations or ground rules. So first and foremost, everyone belongs here in this course, whether you are in the room with me today, whether you are dialing in from all around the world on the livestream, whether you're watching the recording at home, after the course has been released.
[00:04:40] And keep in mind that anytime you have a question, that is a good question, there is no such thing in my mind as a dumb question. There is no such thing as a question that doesn't deserve to be asked. First even if you think maybe you're the only person in the world who has this question, you are wrong.
[00:04:57] If you have a question I guarantee you somebody else has had or will have the same question. And the other thing I want us to focus on is, yes we have a few projects to complete, yes we have some topics we wanna cover, but the goal for this course that I would like everybody to walk away with is just to grow in our understanding.
[00:05:39] So if you don't manage to complete one of the exercises or if you don't manage to complete a project the way that I've intended in the course, that is not as important as, have you walked away with some new insight that you didn't have before. So these are just kind of the expectations.
[00:05:56] And maybe before we move on, does anyone have any comments or questions at the moment, yeah?
>> Question about how much time are we going to spend writing code. So maybe generally like lecture versus type along versus like the projects.
>> How much time are we going to spend writing code?
[00:06:15] Well, basically as we go, we're going to be tinkering with code pretty much continuously. So there will be a few parts where we're kind of zooming out and talking a little bit more and thinking and maybe even sketching to make sure our mental models are kinda in line with what's happening.
[00:06:31] But the most of the course you're gonna be seeing little tiny snippets of code, where you can be tinkering along, coding along and even just trying out other things yourself in the browser. And then we will also be having some time to solve some dedicated exercises towards implementing our projects that are probably be, I don't know, one for this section.
[00:07:21] And as we go through later in the course we'll be spending longer chunks of time writing code.