I’ve alluded to my limited pool of patience and when it comes to doing something, I have practically no skill at making myself wait. So, though I said I would not take on another project until I wrapped up Summer of Austen, there just was no stopping me on my new project: Cassie Learns to Code. This is one project that will certainly take more than three months, so we’ll just call this installment The First Three Months.
This weekend has been full of mini-triumphs and some anecdotal evidence that this is something I can learn. I am a huge fan of the way Codecademy is structured – a combination of teaching, learning by doing, and poking around to find the answer. It’s a community and everyone is excited about coding!
I took this screenshot on Saturday after finishing an exercise successfully: fairly quickly and without having to look elsewhere for definitions or hints. Several things started to come together in my brain here – the whole if/elseif/else concept, the aforementioned eureka moment on semi-colons, and a more thorough understanding of functions.
After running errands (and finally getting in to a Ballerina Bum class at MaZi), I came home to work out a problem. I didn’t want to launch into another lesson; I’m afraid of moving through concepts too quickly and not letting them percolate in my brain long enough. And though it took a little bit of trial and error, I did this today without use of note cards or Codecademy’s (very helpful) glossary.