7 Days at recurse.com08 Apr 2015
Today my seventh day at Recurse Center is over. The idea of this postis to reflect what happened from 3rd day until today.
Many of the thinks I have said before I would have liked doing at the begining of RC I haven’t even touched: for example: I did not solve any other Euler Project problem, did not work on Eudyptula Challenge and haven’t participated in any Social Events.
My third and fourth day I spent trying to understand Functional Programming and to about Clojure. Without success. I got stuck many times.
Getting Stuck seems to be the way of learning that there is some basic knowledge missing to continue the current task. I learnt during these days that in order to advance, I must be humble and ask for help.
This week was way better. I had the change to pair with a colleague that already knew Function Programming, just not Clojure. Luckily for me he wanted also to learn Clojure, so we went through 4clojure together. I am really glad because it unlocked many of the problems I was experiecing. He was very patient to explain even the basics to me.
After pairing with my colleague, Clojure started flowing a lot better. I also started following a MOOC called Functional Programming in Clojure, I strongly recommend it if you would like to learn Clojure.
Anyway, I think this will be the last post about myself at Recurse Center. I plan to start blogging in a different fashion from now on. I hope to see you in my next post, which will be available shortly. It will be about Functional Programming.