#100DaysOfCode in Python Transcripts
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0:00 Hello, and welcome to 100 Days of Code
0:02 in Python, written by Bob Belderbos,
0:05 Julian Sequeira, and myself, Michael Kennedy.
0:11 Maybe you're wondering what is this #100DaysOfCode.
0:15 You've probably seen it all over social media.
0:17 In fact, it's really, really taken off
0:19 and people are finding this concept of
0:21 100 days of code really powerful
0:24 for getting them to focus over a long time
0:26 to actually get over the hump,
0:28 and become capable developers,
0:30 or maybe learn a new language, like, say, Python.
0:33 Here's an example of what you might see on Twitter.
0:35 Rene Sanchez says, "Day 11. #100DaysOfCode progress.
0:39 Today I worked some more on bite 18.
0:42 Find the most common word from codechalleng.es/bites."
0:46 This code challenge platform they're referring to
0:48 is actually from your co-authors, Bob and Julian.
0:51 We'll talk more about that later.
0:52 Here's another Tweet: "Day Five of 100.
0:55 Did some short exercises about modules.
0:57 Imported modules, did a couple of my own.
0:59 Tomorrow IO. #100DaysOfCode #Python."
1:03 Way to go, Bricks.
1:04 Here we have "Round one, day 101.
1:07 Had to do an extra day due to
1:09 one day off sick earlier in #100DaysOfCode.
1:12 Today more Python debugging, tomorrow starts round two."
1:17 And Jeff says, "Round one, day 19. #100DaysOfCode.
1:20 Did three exercises in the book.
1:23 Basically my average, been taking it slow
1:25 these last few days. #CodeNewbiePythonIndieDevIndieGameDev"
1:30 And finally, let's look at one more.
1:32 Amit Kumar says, "#Day32. Another autowebcompat
1:36 PR pull request, just got merged.
1:39 Way to go, Python Tkinter, #100DaysOfCode."
1:42 So he added some new feature or bug fix
1:44 to auto Web Compat, very, very cool.
1:47 So you've seen this stuff probably all over
1:49 social media, Facebook, Twitter, and so on.
1:52 What's it about?
1:53 Well, this is actually a very structured project
1:55 put together by this guy, Alexander Calloway.
1:59 So Alexander, he was studying in business school
2:02 but also wanted to learn programming.
2:05 And he was having a hard time making progress.
2:09 So he came up with this idea of #100DaysOfCode.
2:12 Here's a quote from him: "The idea of
2:14 #100DaysOfCode originally came from
2:16 my personal frustration with my inability
2:18 to consistently learn to code after work.
2:21 I'd find other less involved activities to
2:23 spend my time on, like binge watching a TV series.
2:26 One of those days, I was sitting in a restaurant
2:27 with my wife, and sharing my frustrations with her.
2:30 I suggested maybe I should make the public commitment
2:32 to learning for at least an hour every day.
2:35 I thought it would go for three months,
2:36 but it turned out 100 days was the right one."
2:39 How about that?
2:41 Well, thank you for creating this project, Alexander.
2:42 This is really a great thing for many people
2:45 getting started, and this is what this course is all about.
2:47 We're going to give you lessons and exercises
2:51 for every one of these 100 days.