First day, and I’m late! Honestly, I’m just relieved that I was able to get to the boot camp. It’s been 10+ years since I was last in Nairobi, and the fear of getting lost (either by getting on the wrong matatu, or missing my stop) is real. Luckily, I find that:
- one, I’m not the only one who’s late (what’s that they say about strength in numbers …)
- two, the boot camp has just started, so I’m not as late as I had imagined.
I join the rest of the boot campers in a series of warm up exercises, improv games, that helps break the ice.
After the games, we head to class, where we go through a round of introductions. Everyone has to state their name, and something interesting about themselves. I find that I’m surrounded by a group of multi-talented individuals. We have one guy who can play two musical instruments, one of which is a piano. Wow!
Once the introductions are over, we proceed to discuss the organization of the boot camp, expectations, etc.
The technical discussion of the day is on the advantages of the programming language we’ll be using throughout the boot camp. Python.
At the end of the day we are tasked to look into how code can be shared.