Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Teaching at fishburners

If you're wondering why I've been so quiet... I'm currently teaching the "Immersive web development" course for General Assembly at fishburners, in Ultimo

This is a 12-week course covering the full stack of web development. Students learn ruby, HTML, CSS, SQL, sinatra, rails, javascript and several javascript frameworks.They complete three personal projects as well as many small homework projects. They also get an introduction to the ruby/rails and startup communities (especially via fishburners).

I'm teaching the course - and teaching is, for me, a brand new skill. While they learn rails, I get to learn how to structure and plan lessons, and how to deal with multiple levels of understanding.

It's tough - which is what I expected. I have to plan 40 hours of talking... every weekend - and brush up on every aspect of what I'm teaching so I can answer the tricky questions.

This essentially means I'm working 6 days a week, and the teaching itself drains a fair bit out of me.

So if you're wondering why I'm a bit quiet atm... that's why

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