The most challenging part about using Treehouse this first week was retaining all of the information that was given. It was extremely difficult to not only learn, but also retain all of the information without taking notes. The most interesting part about Treehouse would be everything that you could learn in only a matter of minutes. It doesn’t take long at all to learn a plethora of skills about HTML and CSS.
Two great speakers gave very informative and interesting presentations this week. The biggest take-away from Eric would be learning how machine learning (ML) is used in everyday life, ranging from something as simple as browser history to figuring out if a tumor is malignant or benign. Ms. Fitzpatrick’s speech was helpful in the way that she gave many helpful hints when it came to web design, networking, and starting your own business. Both speakers presented insightful, helpful information that will be very useful in upcoming lessons on Treehouse and in the real world.
The biggest thing I learned about myself this week was that I am not the type of person that can be in a cubicle all day. It’s not that it was so much of a problem that it makes me want to quit, but it is definitely not what I would want to spend my day doing. I have to be moving around every now and then, which is why I am appreciative of our breaks that we can take and the walks we go on together. Without those breaks, it would definitely make this program difficult.
Another contender for what the biggest thing I have learned about myself this week would be that I actually am capable of learning whatever I want. People always say that you can do anything you put your mind to, but without being able to see it for yourself, it just begins to feel like “an old saying.” This week has proven to me that I can do virtually anything. This time last week, the only thing I knew about coding was that it was just “a bunch of letters and numbers that made something, somehow”; now, I am able to use those “letters and numbers” and make them into “something, somehow.” In short, this week (from this specific perspective) has told me that anything can be learned by anyone.
With any new skill that you try to learn, you will always discover something about yourself that you did not know. This is why it is important to learn as much as you can, because without learning, you would know nothing about that subject or yourself. Learning new skills also give you the ability to look at the world in a different way, which is vital for any person anywhere in the world. Learning breeds knowledge; knowledge breeds perspective; perspective breeds success.