A maybe life-changing update
I’ve not been this intellectually excited since I was a grad student and studying and finding things that no one had done before. This is not quite like that because people have definitely studied and done this before and I am a rank newbie. I’ve fallen in love with coding. We are talking head over heels in love with it and it is a great match because I’ve been studying the Internet and human-computer relations my entire adult life.
I don’t know if I’ve got an aptitude for coding. Getting the highest grades in two coding classes at a community college is not a good benchmark.(By the by, these courses had far more stringent standards than any of the courses I’ve taught in the past 10 years: Your WEEKLY assignments –sometimes 3 in a week per class, requiring at least 20 hours of work to complete them for a single class– are due on X date at 11:59 p.m. and not even an act of G-d will let you submit them for credit one minute late at 12:00 p.m. –the kids I was teaching would have gone to ground in the first week and had conniption fits)
In a couple of weeks I’m going to start the recommended 8-week prep course with mentor and cross my fingers that I am accepted into the September cohort.