Stagnate and you become irrelevant. > Why aren't kids reading the Greek philosophers? With this you can match and map with the more abstract knowledge in the field. The university still does nothing, in fact, despite failing his courses they allow him to continue and enroll for the next term. They told us the only option we had was for our kids to move to a different dorm room. It's for those who want a proper, well-rounded grounding in concepts fundamental to all computing disciplines, and for those who have the discipline, will, and (most importantly!) I’m pretty smart, and I worked HARD in my degree program. If someone claims they have a way to accomplish this they are going to collide head on with having to explain how it is that they are going to get around some of the most fundamental laws in science, such as the Law of Conservation of Energy. Lectures start at different times depending on the day of the week. -- Alan Kay, some anecdote I forget how to locate. I think we can all nitpick any given course, but as it is, it seems reasonable, and I'm sure they will tweak it over time based on feedback from students. The courses - serve a purpose, you build on your fundamentals. However the dynamics that lead to having no option but to take such a class without any balancing context --within the class or through a second class-- can only be had by experiencing the journey. That was literally the whole point, and it seems like you kind of missed it. I went back to college after having worked as a developer for a few years, which helped me focus on what mattered. It's an average at best. The minute you have children marching on the streets all over the world you have to consider how personally dangerous it could be to speak up. At a baseline for me to take any MOOC seriously then I want to see a high-quality textbook (or equivalent) for the course. That's why I asked for evidence because it is an extraordinary claim. It's easy to say "practical means stuff that is used in the industry", but I mean, I've been paid, by corporations, to do Haskell, F#, and even F* briefly, all of which have been described as "academic" languages, and if you want to be able to work on cool and interesting stuff, there's a high likelihood that you're going have to rely on the "theoretical" world. And I'm glad people have this's kept me employed, but when I've had to hire people, a vast majority of dropouts who work on experience (though not all) have a weak understanding of fundamentals, and while that's not a problem for some domains, it is a problem for mine. ), a major core discipline of a computer science education, as you can see by looking at, for instance, CMU's requirements [0] for a bachelor's in CS. Sure, you can perform well in the interview, but first you have to make it that far. College. BTW, as a matter of principle I never down-vote anyone on HN or elsewhere. > That said, it feels like public schools (which are actually private... why this silly naming?). At the other end are 'scientists' who think about the problems of the nature of computing. My statement was too simple. The MIT course is for CS majors. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, More posts from the learnprogramming community. Most people cannot learn things on their own, and most MOOCs fail to provide the support needed by students. > For example, my son, who happens to be studying CS at a major university was forced to take a class on Marxism. Before someone jumps on me. Can someone could take a look at both resources and give me some insight of the strengths and weaknesses. I mean, just look at your reaction to a simple statement (not to single you out, I see this all the time). When reading a book, there's no accountability. Unfortunately, its parser doesn't play well with Markdown syntax. Trello is the visual collaboration platform that gives teams perspective on projects. Thanks for the link! The only people who think this ideology is good are those who have never lived within the grips of such evil. Thanks for letting me know about this resource. Usually you're not implementing training, you're most likely using a framework that does training for you while you set up NN structures and data flows. Therefore your workday will start at a different hour every day, except all your colleagues still work their 9 to 5 schedule which will make you significantly less productive than them because you don't get to meet them every day. Posted by 6 months ago. 2. same background, but different advice: pick a problem you have and build a website that solves it. But this is up to you. Some people are better off without it, others could hugely profit from it. Eng. OSSU is listed in the World's largest and most authoritative dictionary database of abbreviations and acronyms The Free Dictionary That saying applies more to stuff like gmail (free actual value but paid for with info) than the need to sign in. These classes should not have any effect whatsoever on the degree. Sorry but if you show up on a public forum and start making deragotory statments about the university system as a whole, and then refuse to provide any supporting evidence to back up those claims, I'm going to question your motive. 3. > when I've had to hire people, a vast majority of dropouts who work on experience (though not all) have a weak understanding of fundamentals, and while that's not a problem for some domains, it is a problem for mine. All the topics listed in that site primarily focus on textbooks with the videos or courses as additional resources. I physically went to meetings with them. teach yourself adobe dreamweaver cs5 in 24 hours by online on amazonae at best prices fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on sams teach yourself dreamweaver cs5 in 24 hours book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers adobe dreamweaver is a powerful tool for p ebook shop sams teach. Teach Yourself CS Update #1. Someone goes to school to study computer science and they are treated to a solid dose of rosy-glasses Marxism. It's not merely for career training or professional development. He is going thru Udemy classes. Likely true. To be candid, one of the serious concerns I have is related to the just how vindictive and violent ideological mobs have become over the last decade or so. In the end it takes the person pushing themselves. It takes much experience to develop the intuition necessary to solve complex problems faced on the job. > I just don’t look back [at school] and think “wow, there was a lot of wasted time there”. > No one is trying to bait you into anything. Having hired and having close friends from both backgrounds, there's a vast difference in how both groups (on average of course, there's exceptions to everything) approach problems that crop up in the day to day job to the point that I'd call them almost incomparable. People that are really good at this, dont have time to teach, and if they teach, its hard to get to the point to teach the 'tricks' implemented directly in source code. The near-(or at-)zero cost of MOOCs mean people will start them when they would not commit to something with a higher activation cost. I'm glad you posted this, this looks like a great resource. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I've done a lot of this over the last several years. That's why OSSU is a community of learners that support each other, not just a curriculum. Personally I like the schedule that a mooc provides. 's first suggestion is uc berkeley CS61A. I went back to school to finish my CS degree about 5 years ago. ...where did I suggest that you should be quizzing people on trivia? Are you willing to help me evaluate my conclusion? I take it you've done Discrete Mathematics and have enjoyed it? From a physical standpoint there are enough hours in a week to work 40 hours and pursue 40 hours of university. Thankfully we have a home where education is deemed important. For why you might want to learn computer science, see above. Well, I have, and I have friends who lived in the USSR who did as well. My philosophy class in a public college actually went through all those philosophers, and in that order. This is great, but I was wondering if there is any similar, more text-based alternative? There's nothing stopping someone from getting textbooks and learning the fundamentals to be a mathematician or economist, what stops that from getting them a job is the industry not being open to that. This has some good courses, but in general seems overly long and is of inconsistent quality. People disparage that as "glue" or "plumbing" etc. I don't get it. If you are actually doing something with ML that involves you doing calculus, congratulations, you're likely doing PhD research on the topic and yes, sure, you're expected to know calculus at that point. A good professor will explain the virtues and drawbacks of immutability, and explain how it affects performance; with this understanding, it will help you choose whether or not React or another framework is more appropriate. Benny Lewis. It should be moved to advanced math and replaced by more linear algebra. Everyone should through the Sedgewick and Cormen textbooks. People who claim such a thing is possible are claiming something on the scale of an educational space elevator. 1. There you can study with people like Clemens Ley ( an Oxford PhD in theoretical computer science and now blockchain entrepreneur. Forums > Japanese Martial Arts Talk > Jujutsu / Judo > Everything I learned I learned from a non-structured source. What adults are doing to kids to further the extremist ideologies surrounding Climate Change is nothing less than child abuse, it's criminal. Then you can leave all these reactionary and narrow minded coders to their own devices, implementing suboptimal solutions. I guess I’m not the target audience, which is fine, This will work, but if I had taken any data structures or algorithms class, I would have learned that this is an O(n log n) process, whereas finding the min only requires O(n). I am not a climate change skeptic at all. Someone might take 5000 and another 20000. Because of the nine originally-charity schools investigated by the Clarendon Commission, they weren't the two that established that they had constitutions guaranteeing their private character which made them immune to the kind of publicly-directed reorganization the other seven were subjected to under the Public Schools Act. For example, my son, who happens to be studying CS at a major university was forced to take a class on Marxism. I have finally finished my first course of the TeachYourselfCS Program, the SICP course. Yet they spend four to six years in school getting BS or MS degrees. I'm not sure this is meaningful as a path to employment in the US if you don't actually get a degree at the end. One of the worst example of indoctrination I have seen in my life. > Take getting into shape as an example. And we sure as hell should criminalize what's going on with kids, where teachers and others are actually convincing them they are going to die soon if nobody does a thing about Climate Change. Part of me really agrees with you -- you need time and practice and mistakes to learn this stuff. To go from there to ascribe intent and motive is, well, unfair at best. My argument might very well support the opposite conclusion: Get through schools as quickly as possible, one or two years for a BS in CS and go to work. Despite all the articles titled “Self-Taught vs. CS Degree” and “How I Got a Job Without a CS Degree,” it doesn’t have to be one or the other. There's plenty of evidence in support of this. So much perspective to acquire. Even with horrible schedules you can absolutely go out and join a gym, lose weight, and get ripped. A CS degree isn't about learning how to program in the industry. Give me an example of using a state machine? Talk to them about things they have done as a first step. For an interesting perspective, watch this interview with Niall Ferguson (the first half or so is relevant to this topic): If you think that universities should just teach students tools that they need for some specific job, perhaps you would benefit from a course in Marxism, even if many of his ideas are today known to be wrong. So much perspective to acquire. In this case, the fact that formal CS degrees are, I dare say, polluted, with irrelevant crap is a waste of time, money and brain power. That said, it feels like public schools (which are actually private... why this silly naming?) Before I recommend a starting point, let me first map a typical CS curriculum out at a high level: * Computation * * What is the process of a computation? I've gotten calls from at least five recruiters this week alone all excited to have finally found someone who's at least done some C only to realize that I haven't finished the community service hours for my degree (I've done all the classes but the university won't officially confer the degree until I've finished this, that's made my summer pretty complicated which has actually made it a lot harder than it needs to be, thankfully I'll be done in a couple weeks. Point is, becoming a good developer is largely a self-taught discipline as is. I apologize that I didn't make it clear, but I'll clarify now: if you want to make your current job better, then these "teach yourself to code" things are probably great. But that has been due to our decision so far to only select material available in MOOC format; TYCS doesn't appear to impose this limitation on itself. Dumb example, to find the smallest element of a list, I used to sort the list, and grab the first element out of it. As an alternative, is a curriculum from the folks at Bradfield, but it's narrowly focused on core CS concepts/topics. The edX ones tend to be more like regular college courses if you are selective. Sadly there's a lot of that going on. Here in Germany we have the different IT trades you can learn on the job in combination with trade school (or the latter exclusively), as well as university level CS courses people can pursue after high school. Experience is not enough. And his cousin, the apprentice electrician has been working 40 hours/week, with two weeks vacation, studying to become a journeyman and doing all those other things. This is also my main beef with those who claim we should just do vocational training or very narrow course loads... the benefit of wide but shallow knowledge is large when applied properly. I like that they have book recommendations for everything too and not super lengthy online videos exclusively. Or even because self-education isn’t a worthwhile goal (it’s probably one of the best). Understanding this aspect of the problem is very simple. I don't know. I think you need both, I know in my areas of measuring things and controlling things it is useful. But also, I'm not sure it has to be wall clock time. Anyone can prep for an interview and ace it. React/JS). > What will the self-taught candidate do at this point? The first thing that came to mind (maybe due to mentioning stochastic) is MITx's. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Comp sci is probably going the same way. What did they study? Investment is a factor but it's not the main one for me personally. It’s why I would be substantially less likely to hire someone for a software engineering job if they don’t either have (a) a somewhat standard bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and communicate clearly about knowledge gained through coursework or (b) previous work experience already delivering software engineering solutions. The Spring 2019 Course seems to not have started yet, but you can access prior semester material (including lectures) and syllabus in the Resources section. It's just a shame you have to go to college to get it. He will be taking some classes at a local Community College. There is no reason why a serious student shouldn't be actively learning 50 weeks a year, minus holidays, and putting in the same work time as his peers who entered the job market after high school. Press J to jump to the feed. Simplistic but it's a pragmatic way of looking at things. I never had any success with these sort of programs. every MOOC covering the same or ismilar subject) because I want to see how each of them presents a particular tiny concept - because I can't see what is in their lecture 4 slides 10-12 without "enrolling" and subsequently "dropping out". Like it or not, college can command a high price for this standardization and diversification of teaching quality risk., Don't overthink it.”. Have you given The Pragmatic Programmer a try? OSSU/CS is not a "learn to code" program; it mixes coding with computer science, and it's expected that it would take years for someone to get through the whole list of resources. The best source I've found for reviewing these is Khan Academy. Algorithms, Machine Learning, Operating Systems, etc. Obviously Calculus is awesome and super useful in the long term in many areas. Some of the proposals out there are down-right scary. Though I wouldn't trade my overall college experience for anything, the CS curriculum wasn't the most practical. A CS degree, especially at the undergraduate level, is mostly conceptual. Definitely. You can choose how much you want to save time in exchange for difficulty/struggle. Wait, so you only want him to learn about successful political ideologies? I like Teach Yourself CS too, and I used it as an important source (or at least an inspiration) for parts of the OSSU/CS curriculum. Aristotle, Socrates. There's really nothing in applied machine learning that requires calculus. If you, or anyone else, is willing to critically evaluate my findings I would thrilled. I have been thinking about this for several weeks actually. I seriously don't know what university you're talking about. Something no book wandering over abstract ideas can taught you about (the first exception to this that comes to mind is Tanenbaum books about OS, but he made Minix as a source code realization of the ideas in the book, so...). The self study is the easiest part. > they provide both Book AND Video/MOOC resource for each topic. We spent a lot of time learning the theory behind programming and, honestly, building things that already exist (Arrays, LinkedLists, etc. - Because (a) they provide both Book AND Video/MOOC resource for each topic and (b) its a lot more apparent what the 'core' knowledge you need to attain to get a solid undergrad level knowledge base is. The simple fact is that claiming you can transition from being uneducated to educated in any field or in general in a few months watching youtube videos is absurd. * 10,000 hours isn't a set figure. 6.006 is a great class for learning introductory algorithms and I would strongly recommend it after cs50. 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