Transcript from the "Introduction" Lesson
[00:02:05] So this is really intended to be kind of a jumping off point. What we're gonna try to do is lay some foundations, set some really solid principles and kind of mental models in our minds, that can help us then go on and continue this infinite lifelong learning journey.
[00:02:23] The way that we're going to try to focus our attention in this course is through a few projects, because I think that is the way often we can really understand how to apply our knowledge. And that brings up a distinction in learning that I just wanted to mention quickly.
[00:02:41] Which is that sometimes in classrooms, we have to learn things, facts about the world that we just have to memorize, just in case we ever need that fact. Like we're on Who Wants to be a Millionaire, and somebody asks, what year France invaded England, William the Conqueror or something.
[00:02:57] But I learned that in school, and no one has ever asked me that. I've never actually needed that piece of information. So instead, what we're probably going to focus more time on in this course is what you could call just-in-time learning. So when we're trying to do something and we wanna learn what we need at that point in time in order to do that thing.
[00:03:16] There's gonna be a little bit of a mix of both, but we're going to be trying to focus on the practical needs that we have, and learning things as we need them. Yeah?
[00:03:49] And I got into the software industry, now I work as a software developer and developer advocate. I got into the industry through a really great community called the Recurse Center, in New York. Recurse.com Is a website I love, where you can read all about this place. It is a community and programming retreat, kind of like a writer's retreat but for programmers.