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Tynan mentioned that he would like someone to document their progress to see how their skills develop over the year. I'm on week 4 of the course now (Week 3 in courseware, but starts at week 0). I've really enjoyed the videos to this point because there is constant relating to material outside of just programming. Definitely a focus on building a mindset to be a good programmer which I didn't get as much of from Udacity (which is an excellent beginner course as well).
I've set realistic minimal goal of doing an hour a day after work. I typically will not work one or two days and also work 3 hours + one or two days. At first I really disliked C as it is much more syntax heavy than python, but I'm getting used to it now. The debugging is much less seamless. All of the projects have been challenging.
My biggest choice I've had to make is on cleaning up code or just shipping something that is functioning, but not elegant. I've tended to side with the functioning, but not elegant part. Not sure if this is correct or not, but from reading blogs, including Tynan's, from folks who started coding they would get something working and then maybe come back a few months down the line to clean up something that looked particularly atrocious.
My end goal is to be able to create simple programs that serve me at work and also better communicate with the Engineers at my company. If anyone else is doing this course please let me know in the comments.