With plenty time consuming projects being assigned in school and the homeworks assigned in Access Code becoming increasingly difficult, I find myself spending more time marathon coding before my night class. I thought this was fine until I realized that my brain was literally fried by the time I got to Access Code at 7pm during that day.
Lately I’ve been finding myself spacing out, then immediately scrambling to catch up after I realized I wasn’t paying attention. To ensure I don’t miss out on important lecture time due to spacing out, I had to find a solution.
Over the past two years, I’ve been working towards my general education requirements and 4 semesters worth of Computer Science courses in college.
In C4Q’s Access Code, after four 20 hour weeks of learning Java, Git and the way to coder enlightenment, Access Code has greatly surpassed all practical knowledge I acquired in college. I have four weeks worth of pair programming experience which, before this program, I had a negligible amount of pair programming experience that was initiated by some student and I. …
I’m always on a lookout for a shortcut. I try to minimize time spent doing the boring stuff so I can have more time doing the fun stuff in life by using shortcuts. My everyday commute to the subway station consists of a 20 minute walk which I cut down to 15 minutes by taking a slightly different route than others. Those 5 minutes saved is what keeps me sane.
Before I committed the next 9 months to learning at Access Code, I was accustomed to using a Windows laptop. But ever since I started using a MacBook Pro and…
As part of the curriculum at C4Q’s Access Code 2.1, I was assigned one team project and one individual project that were due by the end of the week. I created more projects in class throughout the week to aid me in learning how to use methods and loops in my programs.
As I coded more complex loops, I encountered numerous bugs and error messages from the compiler. The most common error I encountered was the StringIndexOutOfBounds exception, which means that somewhere in my code I tried to search a character at an index of the string that was greater…
In tech, there’s so much to learn and the vast amount of information there is to learn just seems to be getting larger by the day.
Good thing I love learning new things and diving deeper into things I already know. I have a Flipboard account for that very reason, so that I can find articles about all sorts of interesting things. But at times curiosity gets the best of me, I latch on to this multi-page articles and I’m at the mercy of the author until the end… I guess I’m no different than the Swiffer Cats.