Here’s putting in some thought into what I’ll do this #CNC2021.

Their first mail asked me to reflect on …

Determine what has worked.

  • Figured out the basics of data structures and algorithms
  • Figured out how to write in Python
  • Figured out how write my own code.
  • Took a lot of work and persistence. Took a lot of grit.
  • Realised that I’m not “slow.” I just have a hard life and could only put in fewer hours compared to the folks who zoomed past me.

Determine what has NOT worked.

  • Just what I said above but in a slightly negative manner. This takes a lot of grit. I need to figure out how to stop bare knuckling it and do it sustainably.
  • I’m dog slow currently.
  • I need to look up everything and I get distracted when I do that.
  • I keep comparing myself to others and get overwhelmed

What are your long-term goals?

  • Get a job by accomplishing, in the next 6-12 months, what I listed in my introductory post.
    • I need to do all sorts of basic exercises in the languages I am learning (Python/HTML/CSS/JavaScript)
    • I need to find and contribute to open source projects, to get a feel of how it is to work with folks and to understand how this whole world functions
    • I need to write toy projects for myself.

What are your short-term goals?

  • By the end of this challenge, I want to get into the rhythm of writing code across all the three goals I listed up above
  • I just need to see steady forward progress