I’m starting 2017 by taking Coursera’s Introduction to Mathematical Thinking class. In my previous post I noted I should focus on programming projects. I realize I am distracting myself from that goal. However, I am taking this class for the following reasons:
- The goal of the class is to develop “outside-the-box thinking”. I hope it will give me new ideas on how to approach algorithms, bugs and programming problems.
- I want to cultivate the skills needed to tackle job interview questions. By starting now I hope to build a solid foundation of knowledge. I do not want to cram before the interview process.
- The class ends March 19, 2017. I will then focus the rest of the year on programming projects.