As I mentioned in a previous post, I attended Codestellation this past weekend – the fourth annual beginner-friendly hackathon hosted on my campus. I had heard about it last year, but I didn’t get a chance to participate due to being busy with the start of my Master’s program. When I saw the flyers around campus for this year’s event, I knew I had to seize the opportunity to attend. I’m so excited that I did!
Halloween has come and gone, and I haven’t made a post here in a month. Yikes! Research and report writing, as well as job hunting, have been keeping me quite busy, but that’s no excuse for my lack of writing here.
Updates in this post:
- Science Fridays
- Progress in Python and Japanese studies
I can’t believe it has been three months since I started learning Python!
(Or rather, it’s been three months since I started from scratch with Python Crash Course by Eric Matthes, after giving up on Codeacademy’s Python course for various reasons, which I wrote about here.)
I’m about halfway through PCC so far, nearly done with chapter 6 (about dictionaries). I really enjoy this book, and I’m so glad I came across it in the public library when I did. In this post, I’m going to talk about what I’ve learned from experimenting with different approaches to not just understanding the material, but remembering it.
In this post, I’m going to talk about coding: why it’s useful, why I’m learning it with Python, and how I’m learning it.