Some people have asked me what the transition has been like, going from community college to university (Johnson County Community College --> University of Kansas). I'm about halfway thru my first semester. Classes are alright so far. I'm doing best in math and struggling most in engineering physics. I think it mostly comes down to making enough time to study, study, study. 📚📖 Some things I struggled with in the beginning:
- 👥huge class sizes and not knowing anyone
- 🔬engineering physics lab structure (DIY w/ minimal instructions, weird grading rubric)
- 📔studying enough for *each* class
I'd say overall, I was pretty well-prepared. I can tell there are some things I've missed out on by not starting here as a freshman, but I think the pros of starting at community college have proven to outweigh the cons by far. There are an abundance of opportunities around here, even as a transfer student. Since starting this journey, I've also discovered a ton of quality resources and learned a great deal about how I learn best.
These are all things I'd like to discuss in more detail in my blog I've been getting ready to launch. I'm thinking it'll be a mix of non-technical and technical content. This semester, however, my focus is on school. My finals week results will determine next steps!
New 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲, new week, new goals, new Sprint!
I work as part of an Agile team and for us Monday rhymes with release branches cut off day. It’s basically the day where no merges into the development branch is permitted to allow a stable build of the dev branch to be merged into the production one.
The above principles revolves around 𝙂𝙞𝙩 𝙁𝙡𝙤𝙬 methodology.
How was your Monday? ⤵️
Had an interesting day at #stemwomenuk 👩💻Especially liked the conference talk which highlighted important points such as don’t be afraid to ask for help or to say no at work. It also covered points like you don’t have to match the list of requirements perfectly on a job advert to be the best candidate and always be yourself in an interview because the company wants to hire the real you - not the fake you. ⭐️
Happy Saturday! 😊What are you guys up to today? This week I’ve been doing a lot of white-boarding interview prep 💻🖤. In the photo I’m explaining when to use Word2Vec 🤖over one-hot encoding 👩🏼💻. If you’re interested in the answer let me know and I’ll post an example to my @github! 💙
📌I got home from work and I started writting the code for my homework. I've spent around 4 hours trying to trouble shoot my remove method for my doublylinked list and my array list. I hope I can figure it out by monday night. For some reason I often figure out coding related stuff when I'm sleeping😂 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📌I am extremely excited to get these assignments done and my midterm too. Doing the assignments help me study which is great! I really miss working on web stuff, I cant wait to have a break from school related work! 😔 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀