• Share What You Learn: Sharing is caring

    March 11, 2020 by

    While applying this pattern to my experience feels a little presumptuous, considering people do not “look to [me] as a source of knowledge”, I have tried to share what little knowledge I have as I gain in hopes of helping my classmates with any troubles they may have. Like Kindred Spirits before, I have had… Read more

  • Dig Deeper: Finding the Marianas Trench of knowledge

    March 5, 2020 by

    This particular pattern is quite resonant with me, or at least the context section of it, considering it describes my entire academic experience in computer science fairly well. An excellent analogy would be a lake a mile wide but a foot deep; or at least it would be but a foot is very generous to… Read more

  • Practice, Practice, Practice: No, not that Dave Thomas

    February 27, 2020 by

    While this pattern is excellent advice, as the title suggests, I could not help but get distracted by the quotes and advice offered by Dave Thomas. Of course, it was nothing substantive that he was saying just that I could not get the Wendy’s founder, also Dave Thomas, out of my head. As for the… Read more

  • Use the Source: how to numb your mind faster than a lobotomy

    February 19, 2020 by

    Perhaps it’s just naturally a trait of mine, a coincidence growing up, or perhaps I more broadly reflect societies supposedly shrinking attention span; regardless of the cause, I have very little patience for reading documentation. Instead, I often like to open a sample project, usually the placeholder created by default, and see what happens when… Read more

  • Sprint One Retrospective

    February 19, 2020 by

    Our first sprint is simultaneously both easy and hard to judge: easy because our inexperience offered us up many failures to reflect on; hard because despite this we still have a lot of blind spots, like the many that came before. Given our inexperience, and some misunderstandings about what we were expected to produce, the… Read more

  • The Deep End: Taking off my floaters

    February 12, 2020 by

    The definition of many of the apprenticeship patterns in the book are all in their title, being fairly obvious or sharing language used in idioms or other expressions. However, despite this, our authors usually find a way to expand on them for at least a page or two – most often by sharing a relevant… Read more

  • Kindred Spirits: Programming inspired by Anne of Green Gables

    February 4, 2020 by

    When reading the kindred spirits apprenticeship pattern, I was immediately reminded of my first real programming class, CS140, wherein I met some of the friendly faces I would spend the next two years becoming a programmer with. A few of these faces were a part of my group in that class’s lab and with them… Read more

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