Flatiron Week One, File Transfer Protocol

I’m in week one of the Flatiron bootcamp! I’m writing this on Friday afternoon.

My substantive update for this post is that I finally implemented (Safe) File Transfer Protocol. I used a guide from Indiana University. SFTP makes uploading the website files much faster.

So much has happened in five days, but here are some of my main thoughts:

  • Cohort

    • The first cohort is small.

    • There are 7 other people in cohort (Kwam, Andy, Blair, Cory, Paris, Will, and Kaeland).

  • Topics

    • We went straight to Ruby, Git, and Bash.
  • Schedule

    • Classes really do run from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

    • I haven’t left campus before 6:30 p.m.

  • Homework

    • The instructors deploy new labs after class gets out.

    • We used concepts from those labs the next day.

  • Pair Programing

    • We’ve already used pair programming.

    • Yesterday, we paired up to work on a lab. We learned how pair programming traditionally involves a “navigator” and a “driver,” and got the chance to implement this process to solve a lab.

  • Active Learning

    • Most of the day is spent on active learning.

    • There are lectures, but they only last for an hour or two in the mornings.

    • We spend the rest of the day working on labs and helping each other out with debugging.