Do you know how old is “Hello, world”?
It goes back to the inventors of a programming language called BCPL in 1967. However, it was popularized in the 1978 book “The C Programming Language.”
I love the “Hello, world” concept. Starting something new with a simple step.
There is even a concept called “Time To Hello World” or TTHW, a measure of ease-of-use for a programming language. The more TTHW, the less approachable the language is.
GIMTEC is something new. This is my “Hello, world” with GIMTEC.
There it is.
After the first “Hello, world,” you keep going.
GIMTEC is what I would have liked to found after my development bootcamp at App Academy.
Development bootcamps are an experience like no other. I love them. For me, it was more challenging and much more intense than university. I loved the fact that I started knowing almost nothing and finished developing a web application from scratch.
The idea of these intensive education programs is still relatively new. The education industry is not yet ready for what is needed afterward. Development bootcamps are just the beginning of a journey. After finishing, you realize how much you don’t know.
I wanted to learn Computer Science fundamentals and tried Coursera, books, courses, conferences, etc. Navigating so many formats and sources was not easy. I even considered going back to university for a CS major.
That’s where GIMTEC comes in. GIMTEC fills the void in the education of self-taught developers and bootcamp alumni.
GIMTEC has two parts: a weekly Newsletter and Courses.
The Newsletter articles explain CS fundamentals. For example, the title of the first issue after this one is: “Logic Gates: The Starting Point of Computer Science.”
The courses will focus on a topic. To understand it, we will build a project, maybe a CPU simulator, a compiler, a framework, etc. This is where deep learning will happen.
To finish, I wanted to add some quotes from Richard Feynman or Stephen Hawking (is there even an article without quotes from those guys?) on learning and how important it is to apply the concepts to understand them. I found a few, but then I realized that we don’t need quotes to tell us how to learn.
If you have been through a bootcamp or have learned to code by yourself, you already know that you don’t master the concepts by watching videos or reading articles. Learning happens by doing.
Thanks for reading, and happy coding!
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