This week I dusted off my Algebra skills (thanks Khan academy) to build a fahrenheit to celsius converter.
Another task I tackled was creating a prompt and alert that tells the user how many days are in a million seconds.
Of course, I had to figure out the math problems before writing the code.
I programmed that;)
Don’t forget to do your “Hour Of Code”
I did it! I have formed a habit of re-learning Algebra in the morning for at least 30 minutes to an hour. Of course, this means that I am rising at dawn – before my kids are up for the day. Oh what a mom can get done in just 1 hour if she knows the next time she will have to herself is after they fall fast asleep for the night. Which brings me to the second habit I have formed, reading my ‘liberal arts’ assignment in each night. I usually read at least 20 pages during this time, if I’m feeling froggy I’ll leap for more!
Here is a blog posted by Uncollege.org that explains why habits work.
The new book is “A Whole New Mind: Why Right -Brainers Will Rule the Future“. My mentor/husband @sorriv chose this one as well because he believes Daniel Pink (@DanilePink) does a great job in explaining the human traits that are essential for personal and professional success/happiness.
I have always been interested in neuroscience so the title of this one pulled me in. Stay tuned to my blog as I highlight the lessons learned from this book. For those who don’t know me personally I am “right brained”. At least, I think I am.
I also just finished the 10-day boot camp at skillcrush.com and I am coming out of it with a good understanding of what a programmer has to know and understand to be successful. I feel confident that learning to be a computer programmer is something that I can do. Kudos for me! I really enjoyed this FREE boot-camp. After reading and completing each task for the day I found myself looking ahead to see what I would be learning the next day. Curious? I think so! Would you believe me if I told you it was super fun as well? I am a hands-on learner and what I liked most was being able to practice what was taught within the interface provided. I learned the basics of HTML along with some Ruby. I thought it was awesome to able to go back in the saved code throughout the week and update or change what I did before. I have bookmarked a great HTML resource and recommend you leverage it too! I recommend using SkillCrush to determine if you are interested in learning to code. Thanks @SkillCrush
I have had, what I would consider an amazing start to hacking my education! I finished my first reading assignment, a coding class, and most importantly I’ve formed two habits! This mom has got skills. 🙂