Another coping mechanism, as I transition away from full-time schooling, will be to take a few online classes on Coursera, and independently continue my education, at least until I start a Master’s Degree program. I’m currently registered for one class, and will be writing about my experience here on my site.
The course is called Startup Engineering, and covers a lot about building technology startups, which I find interesting. I’m also planning on using it to learn some more about web development, which is a set of skills I feel I am sorely lacking.
Here’s a brief overview:
- Introduction and Quickstart
- Tools: VMs, IAAS/PAAS, Unix Command Line, Text Editors, DCVS
- Frontend: HTML/CSS/JS, Wireframing, Market Research
- Backend: SSJS, Databases, Frameworks, Data Pipelines
- APIs: Client-side templating, HTTP, SOA/REST/JSON, API as BizDev
- Devops: Testing, Deployment, CI, Monitoring, Performance
- Dev Scaling: DRY, Reading/Reviewing/Documenting Code, Parallelizing
- Founding: Conception, Composition, Capitalization
- Business Scaling: Promotion, CAC/LTV/Funnel, Regulation, Accounting
- Summary and Demo Week
Class starts tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to documenting my experience. Hope you enjoy reading my boring thoughts.