Status Report: More Python course

I am continuing to work on my python course and have a few more lessons ready to go.

Feedback is welcome!

What went well?

A couple of my friends, that are also trying to start their businesses, have started to have standup meetings with me. I think it's going to be a good way to keep each other accountable and share ideas.

I have also embraced the AI overlords and started using ChatGPT and Copilot to help me write lessons and code. It helps me move a little faster then I would normally be able to and prevents some mental blocks.

I also started using Notion as a task manager with the Kanban board template and like it so far It's a little easier to keep track of what I am working on. I also realized that a might-do list is pretty much the same as a software backlog.

What did I struggle with?

I wasn't able to work as much the last couple of weeks as I had hoped. I was planning on finishing the course by now, but hopefully, I will be able to by the end of the month.

I also need a better system for getting to some of the tasks that don't require immediate attention. I want to make sure I don't forget about it. For example, business-related tasks are less fun than coding.

Things I used and discovered

  • Notion - Notes, project management, and more. It's like a Jira and wiki replacement in a single app.
  • ChatGPT - An AI chatbot that is coming for your job.
  • Copilot - An AI code generator. Based on the same technology as ChatGPT. It's like a super-powered autocomplete.
  • Show Your Work! - I picked this up from the library again. I am continuing to work on sharing my work and building an audience.

How am I feeling?

I am enjoying working on my course, but It is a bit hard to know if it's good or not. I hope some people will find it useful because it is quite a bit of work to put together. If nothing else, I am proud of what I have so far and excited about the ideas I have for building off of it.