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Joe Savage
6 posts
1 project
A Computer Science student and software developer from England.
#9691 Winter Update
11 months, 2 weeks ago


It's been a little while since I last sent out a SourceCrunch update, so I
ought to outline the latest goings on with the project before the new year

Since June, a lot has happened. I've spent a great deal of time working on the
project's flagship course — teaching the fundamentals of the C language — but
it's nowhere near where I was hoping it might be by this point. The reasons
for this are twofold: firstly, I was held up for a few months by the legal
team at the company I'm interning at, and secondly — and more importantly — I
significantly underestimated the amount of work that has to go into writing
a comprehensive, interactive course on the C language for beginners.

As such, it's going to be a while before the project is ready to launch. I'll
let you know when it's done, but if I had to guess I would push my estimates
back to mid/late 2017. The course has been fully structured, and a reasonable
draft of the first chapter has been written, but there are still about 20 more
chapters that I need to work through. As it turns out, writing is hard work!
The first lesson is one of the hardest to write, though, and things should go
more smoothly now I've got into the flow of writing.

In the meantime, I'll keep you posted with occasional updates. Here's hoping
I'll be able to meet my target date this time around.

Matt Mascarenhas
107 posts
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Annotator, supper gatherer and slammer of thunderous high fives

#9725 Winter Update
11 months, 2 weeks ago

Hey Joe, if you want a guinea pig to follow drafts of your chapters and give you a beginner's perspective on them, feel free to send them my way. I hopefully won't be a beginner for too much longer after I resume my Practising Programming in C streams, but for now I may fit into your target audience while also being steeped in the heroics of the Network, with a rough idea of possibilities but without the practical experience of implementing them.
Joe Savage
6 posts
1 project
A Computer Science student and software developer from England.
#10375 Winter Update
10 months, 1 week ago

Hey, Matt. Thanks for the kind offer, and sorry for the late reply (I really need to set up email notifications for this place). Although I'm now thinking I might scale down this project fairly drastically — writing a whole course might actually be way too large of an undertaking (I'll post an update regarding this soon once I've made up my mind), especially when the opportunity cost is high — it would be great to have somebody to get some feedback on the content that I do end up publishing. I'll send you a message or something!