Attending the Recurse Center
I'll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside, allowing him to grow. Without change something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
-- Duke Leto Atreides
So I've been accepted into the Recurse Center (https://www.recurse.com/) for Spring 1, 2017.
Interview process at RC
Smooth and pleasant. Actually the smoothest I've ever had in my experience as a software developer.
You get a link to a page where you can see how your application is going, who you talked to and who you're going to talk to.
The interviews are relaxed and focused on understanding if you're a good fit for RC and if RC is a good fit for you. No pressure or anything like that, just a chat like you would have with a colleague over lunch about that new interesting technology.
The idea is to prepare for interviews that will hopefully happen once RC has finished.
I am following a couple guides to stay focused on the goal:
And a few courses:
- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOtl7M3yp-DV69F32zdK7YJcNXpTunF2b - CSE373 - Analysis of Algorithms, course taught by Professor Steven Skiena
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dkbFf82_b8&list=PL07B3F10B48592010 - COMP300E (Programming Challenges), course taught by Professor Steven Skiena
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtSuA80QTyo - MIT 6.006 Introduction to Algorithms
To track progress I am going to blog my everyday's findings, I don't think I will do this every day, but it would nice to keep a tab on how I am doing.
There are 175 days left (https://days.to/31-may/2017), so I believe there's plenty of time to get everything done.