2019

July

Did quantified logic chapter from RAISE website, started learning Python from an online tutorial.

August

Learnt an introduction to set theory from RAISE website and an introduction to probability. Attended the AI Safety workshop at the hotel.

September

Started learning more Python through pygame, in an attempt to build a project on my own (an automatic organizer to assist me in my work).

October

Started a tutorial on Coursera platform about Python in Spyder. Currently reading Max Tegmark’s book Life 3.0.

November

Finished the Python tutorial, got interested in API’s and how to build one using Django, volunteered to build an API for a rationality project.

December

Continued to develop the API and learn about Django from diverse sources (books, youtube tutorials, and Django online documentation). Also started an IBM Specialization on Data Science (completed one out of 9 courses). Currently reading Introducing Statistics: a Graphic Guide.

2020

January

Still trying to figure out Django, I was mostly focused on getting lots of paperwork done, getting a national insurance number, applying for the settlement scheme, trying to find funding for applying to university, choosing the right university and the right courses and I applied. I also looked for apprenticeships, internships and jobs(even though I don’t feel ready).

 

February

I had more paperwork to do and send to the university and government. Learning more about Django REST framework. I watched the Scientific Thinking and Communication Masterclass. I followed the tutorials on MIMO (How to use API’s, Networks, ML, AI, Big Data, Cybersecurity, How to make a website) to help me figure out what I like. I took the career explorer test. I started with the Careerfoundry free email 6 day course, continued with UX Fundamentals by Susan Weinschenk on Udemy, and read a ton of articles on ux/ui. I started to read Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug (read about 30% of it). Then started the Udemy course UX Research & UI Design by Rob Sutcliffe and I studied 12% of it so far, as it contains links to other articles that send you to other articles...   dfdf

 

March

Finished the “Don’t Make Me Think” book, continued with the UX course on Udemy and the additional articles (25%), finished a course on Open Learn Designing the User Interface. For the API project, I’m still working with 3 books on Django, I figured out how a virtual environment works, 40% of the backend seems to be ready in small pieces, also I switched from Windows to Linux Mint and had to re-learn the command line basics. To advance through Django for API’s book I needed the MIMO tutorials on JavaScript, HTML, Cookies, and React. For university, I studied the preparatory materials (some basic maths and an online course on Open Learn: Being an OU Student). Currently working with John Yates’s Mind Illuminated book (30%) and Punished by Rewards (50%).

April

In April, I started studying for the university, I switched to linux and had a first version of the API performing a GET.

May-

June

In May and June my focus was more on university, I did 20% of a drawing course on Udemy, and started to work on an Django API course also on Udemy(currently at 15%). I took part in a 6 week program of communication and leadership.

July

August

September

Working through the  “Introduction to computing and information technology 1” module(30 credits) from Open University and finalizing it with distinction (92%), I also enrolled into the second module with the OU. Since September I enrolled into a one year program of communication and leadership.

Oct

Nov

Dec

Working through block 1 and block 2 of  “Introduction to computing and information technology 2” module at university. Continue to attend the one-year course of Collaborative Communication.

2021

Jan

Feb

Mar

Continued with block 2 of  “Introduction to computing and information technology 2” module.

Finished Block 3 of “Introduction to computing and information technology 2” module.

Continued with the one year course in Collaborative Communication( aka Nonviolent Communication).

Participated in a one-day workshop (9 hours long) on Nonviolent Communication.

Finished Block 1 of  “Design Thinking - Creativity for 21st century” module at university.

Read Human Compatible- Stuart Russell.

Read Design is a job-Mike M.

Read Inspired- Marty Cagan

Read The the faces of innovation-Tom Kelley

Read Before Happiness-Shawn Achor

Read The wild edge of sorrow-Francis Weller-  worked on how nonviolent communication might be able to help with depression

Read The gifts of imperfection-Brene Brown

Read Jung an introduction to his psychology-Frieda Fordham

Read Introducing Game Theory: A Graphic Guide- worked on how Game Theory and Pareto Efficiency overlap with nonviolent communication

Participated in an “Ethics in Design” conference

April

May

June