100 days of code
Today is the first day of the bootcamp and I just got my buzz card.
There’s about 30 of us in the bootcamp and it seems like everyone has a better grasp of the material than me.
I found out real quick today just how important it is to be able to use the command line. It turns out we’ll be using the command line and Github pretty much everyday, so one of my main priorities is to get comfortable with them FAST. They have their own set of commands and it’s good to memorize some until they come naturally. My plan is to practice working with the command line or terminal after class and practice committing and pushing on GitHub.
I also asked the instructor if there were any apps where you can practice working with the command line. He sent me a few links for games and practice exercises; but he said the best practice is to just work with the command line on a daily basis and try to do things with it that you normally do on the GUI.
I’m thoroughly impressed with the bootcamp system. It seems like they’re covering every angle to ensure that their students succeed. All of the classes/lectures are video recorded and so are the presentation slides.
Today, I spaced out briefly in class and missed a few key points during the lecture and was lost the rest of the time. I went home, replayed the video, found the exact spot I missed and just like that I’m caught up again. I have a feeling I’ll be replaying all of the videos throughout this camp and I’m ok with that. It made me wonder though why we don’t have bootcamps in the art or music world. It seems like a very effective way of learning a skill; but I’ll save that for another post.
After today, I got a sense of how much information they’re going to pack in these 12 weeks and how fast they’re going to come. As of right now, I only have a basic understanding of HTML/CSS and I feel like they’ve already covered everything I know. lol
Overall, it was a good first day. Excited and nervous about this new journey and I know I have a lot of work ahead of me. My plan is to just reinforce the info with Team Treehouse and code, code, code, as soon as I figure out a good workflow.