I have 12 days until I start at Hack Reactor, a software development bootcamp here in San Francisco. It’s an intensive, three month dive into full-stack web development. The idea is to immerse oneself in code, build a community of like-minded engineers, and mostly, to learn how to learn. While it sounds like a simple idea, adopting the mindset of a self-supported learner is not always easy. But I’m looking forward to the challenge, and I’m stoked about expanding my knowledge at a rapid pace.
I’ve heard it said that visual artists follow a typical progression as they gain skill:
simple & bad -> complex & bad -> complex & good -> simple & good
In my experience, this applies to code as well. Here’s to the journey towards simple and good.