Startup Engineering

by Balaji S. Srinivasan, Vijay S. Pande, Stanford University, 17 Jun – 9 Sep 2013 (12 weeks)

This is one of the most valuable course I attended. I’ve been meaning to learn new technology for some time, but lack motivation and focus. In this course I got to learn about node.js, github, bootstrap, amazon web service, heroku, and tons of new little trinkets and resources.

I had a final project in mind, on creating a hub for book-giving between people in the rich countries and the poor countries, where price of books are prohibitively expensive, starting from Indonesia. But I admit the potential amount of work overwhelm me, and at the end of the day we didn’t get to learn much about dealing with database (we did, a tiny bit at the end), which would be essential to do this project. So I’ve decided to give it a rest for now, and continue with another IT course offered by coursera: Computational Investing, Part 1.

I aim to do at least one IT/CS course at a given time, and do however many other courses I can handle, “for fun”. There are so many I want to do, so many interesting ones running, that I got overwhelmed! It’s like eating a buffet dinner and you want to stuff yourself silly with every single food item. While everything looks so delicious, I realize there is no way I can eat all of them while keeping myself sane. I need to cut back a few things. So with heavy heart, I need to prioritize just 2 courses, seems at most 3 at any given time, and do the others another time. The dilemma of a learning addict šŸ˜¦


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