[WEEK #1] – Why Learn to Code?

While surfing through the subreddit’s wiki on “common concerns and fears” , I found a couple of topics that caught my eyes. I specifically chose these topics because I believe it was a topic my partner (CHANESH) and I shared (I knew my partner personally).

How do I learn topics covered by a typical computer science degree?

When I introduced this topic to my partner, we had a similar response. We both agreed that we wanted to learn other programming languages such as python, but our school did not teach it. We wanted to know as much topics in CS before we graduated. After looking at the links the subreddit provided in that topic, we found out we knew a couple of useful languages. There is a list that show some specific languages that are good to learn. This list helped me look in the correct path for the future.

How do I start and finish a large project?

My partner and I had a common problem of starting projects. We wanted to start some projects in new topics but had trouble approaching them. We talked to Professor Mike and he said we should get into a better environment before doing something. For example, we should come to a working environment like school so we are more motivated. Also in that subreddit, the FAQ gave us a suggestion that I should approach problems on paper first rather than going straight to the computer. This is a very helpful tip that I will be utilizing more.

How can I get started making video games?

The last topic I found was very interesting because I wanted to start this topic. While reading the FAQ, I found out different type of development engines that are used to create games. The responses on this FAQ gave me some inspiration to take a UDEMY course on game development using C++.

I also have a small problem of listing out things to do but never doing it(qadeer). I hope I eventually get around to these goals. 🙂

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  1. Nice work Ricardo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hey hope you all are finding time now to mess with that udemy C++ course on game development if you’re still interested.
    Love to hear about your outside-the-classroom projects.

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