Engineering a Plan for Engineering

Hey. So, you’ve heard how engineering is a bottleneck for the human directory. And you’ve heard how I’ve decided to go it on my own.

So, how am I going to do this? I’m glad you asked. Here are my resources:

Free Code Camp (FCC) is a fantastic resource. It is an online map for learning full stack javascript, and you can better your skills by coding for various non profits, which also helps a good cause. It’s a completely free, beautiful repository of knowledge.

Eloquent JavaScript is one of the legendary javascript books from what I gather. It is very good, but it does ramp up in difficulty very quickly.

These books are beautiful inside and out. Seriously, they are gorgeous. I’ve bought them because I hear they are pretty damn good, and am looking to them to supplement and improve my knowledge regarding the front end.


The Plan

So, I’m a full time college student studying cognitive neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego. It’s not too bad, but it obviously does take up a lot of my time. So, what I am going to do is devote every waking hour, because honestly, this won’t get done any other way.

So, I’ll push through FCC while studying Eloquent JS simultaneously. When I decide to build projects, which I understand is the only way to truly further yourself as an engineer, I will leverage the skills I am learning, and if needed, peruse the other two textbooks.

My schedule will be restricted to whenever I can find time. Ideally, I would be devoting Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to the cause, while doing the impossible task of cramming all my school work during Tuesday and Thursday. But in practice, I will have to make time during other days to accommodate, as midterms and finals are brutal folk I don’t wanna screw with.

With at least 3000 hours in front of me, and somehow assuming I can keep a rate of 50+ hours a week coding, I’m looking at maybe becoming kinda competent by the end of August. Goddamn.

Sayonara, social life.

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