Full Steam Ahead!

I spent most of Sunday and Monday finishing the final lab in the Flatiron School pre-course curriculum, “Hashketball.” The assignment in the lab was to write a series of methods that iterate through a large hash that describes the players, stats, and attributes of two basketball teams. Like most things when learning how to code,…

Learning to Learn

In his incredible book, The Art of Learning, Josh Waitzkin, the subject of the movie Searching for Bobby Fisher, describes two styles of learning: increment-based learning and identity-based learning. Identity-based learners have their egos invested in their success in achievement. Getting an A in a subject means having that part of your mind validated: you are smart.…

Heading into the journey

In a little more than a week, I’ll be starting an intensive coding bootcamp at Access Labs as part of the Flatiron School. For a long time, I’ve been hustling as a freelance video/photo guy, but when looking for steady work, it’s hard not to notice the sheer volume of developer jobs. Thus the class…