Coding (intro to my in-depth)
Allrighty, so first things first, my indepth for this year will be Coding.
I want to learn how to code. I will be working with Mr. Findley. We will work together one lunch time a week learning how to use some of the different coding languages. As of right now I zero coding knowledge, I do not understand even the fundamentals of coding. It is something my dad studied in college so if I have any problems I could talk to him and there are also lots of tutorials on the internet. I don’t know what my goal is because I don’t understand enough about it to know what is reasonable.
The biggest reason I want to learn how to code is because I think it is one of the most useful skills I could have as an entrepreneur. It has been predicted that coding is the next big career. Anyone with the ability to code will be significantly more qualified for most jobs, especially in the line of work I am looking to get into. While it might not help with whatever business I start up it will certainly open up a lot of doors to possibilities in the future.
I have so many things to learn, I have so many questions that I don’t even know that I have unanswered. I haven’t come up with any specific questions yet other than “How do I code?”. There are questions I have never considered I needed to ask before I started this Study Contract like, “What is a reasonable end product for me to have”
I mainly I want to have a broad scale understanding of the major coding languages. I think it would be interesting to code some small scale games or programs. Or copy some existing games and see if I can do that through coding. My main objective, regardless of how good of a coder I am after I am done in-depth is that I want to have the knowledge to continue learning. I want to be able to teach myself how to code either by using the internet or just fiddling with a coding language.
I want to work once a week at lunch with one of the Info Tech teachers at Gleneagle. I want them to give me ways to learn on my own and to go to them with questions and for advice. There are lots of tutorials online, but there is a lot more to becoming a good coder then looking on the internet and I want my mentor to guide me along that process but not ‘hold my hand’. I think a lot of it will be watching other people’s tutorials online and trial and error on my own time.
I have two goals over the next five months
- Become ready am I to continue to learn how to code indefinitely, mostly on my own?
- Drastically improve my understanding of coding as a whole?
I am really looking forward to the next five months and I think I will learn a skill that will help me out for the rest of my life!