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DBC Phase 1 Week 1 Day 3 reflection

So this is real quick and not for anyone’s benefit but my own. I guess that’s how all my writing should be, but here especially.

I’m supposed to reflect on what I learned today at DBC for like ten minutes. This apparently helps solidify and internalize my learning experience. That’s pretty simple.

Today we played around with Ruby data structures a lot. We used its two main native structures: arrays and hashes. We converted from one to the other and vice versa. We used enumerable methods on array and hash objects. I didn’t get to the linked list bonus challenge, but that would have been fun.

We also became introduced to Regex, which was daunting. With a lot of Googling, though, we were able to make sense of the solution code that we pulled off of Stack Exchange. No one wanted to go through the Codecademy or LCtHW courses to learn from scratch, so we really pulled together on this one.

I couldn’t do Regex with lots of Googling still, but I at least have an idea of how it works.

We also did yoga and some meditation, which, the meditation was hard for me because I was sitting in an uncomfortable chair. I’ll have to try something else.

Tomorrow morning I will try and give feedback to everyone I’ve paired with and also ask for a coaching session on I will also get to DBC early and explore what the AM challenges are. If the weather isn’t rainy again, I’ll bike in and hopefully go to the climbing gym during lunch.

Today was very satisfying, even though we only probably managed to complete half the challenges assigned to us. We completed everything we attempted, and we completed it well enough that I was able to help other people along after to solidify my understanding. Wooh!

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