I have 75 days left to learn things before Launch Academy starts.
Some things will be retaught in the bootcamp, many won’t . Some things will help my load be a little lighter in school, while others don’t help me until I get out and start looking for jobs. I’m going to put up a big old list of things to do and things to learn and try to make sense of them all.
Things to learn
- relational databases
- nonrelational databases
- react setup without create-react-app
- containers (kubernetes/heroku)
- node.js backend stuff
- Async stuff
- tdd in js and/or ruby
- interview prep!
Things to do
- set up future portfolio site
- keep f’ing learning!
- make some small demos to cement tutorials.
There are many, many more things to work on, but all of them are escaping me right now. I have conveniently 3 blocks of 25 days left. I feel like I should set aside at least 2 of them for js and assorted things. I am already comfortable with looking at ruby and I feel like using the third section to dive deeper into ruby may be a good thing. Js is a good language to learn general programming concepts, so it isn’t entirely that I am putting all of my eggs in that one basket. I also need to start doing regular interview prep and algo / data structure prep. Maybe I should assign weekends to that, and weekdays can be spent doing more structured learning. That feels right to me. When I get there, the third section might be good for algos/data structures and interview prep. FreeCodeCamp has “thousands of hours” of interview prep, so I think I probably won’t run out in 25 days!