#100DaysOfWeb in Python Transcripts
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0:00 Hello and welcome to 100 Days of Web
0:02 in Python, written by Bob Belderbos, Julian Sequeira
0:05 and myself, Michael Kennedy.
0:07 Maybe you're wondering what this #100DaysofCode
0:10 you've seen all over social media is all about.
0:13 It's really really taken off, and people are finding
0:15 this concept of 100 Days of Code really powerful
0:18 for getting them over the hump, and to become capable
0:21 developers, or maybe learn a new language
0:23 like, say, Python.
0:25 Here's an example of what you might see on Twitter.
0:27 Horne Sanchez says, "Day 11, #100DaysOfCode progress."
0:30 "Today I worked more on byte 18."
0:33 "Find the most common word from codechalleng.es/bytes."
0:37 This code challenge platform they're referring to
0:39 is actually from your coauthors, Bob and Julian.
0:41 We'll talk more about that later.
0:42 Here's another tweet.
0:44 "Day five of 100."
0:45 "Did some short exercises about modules."
0:47 "Imported modules, did a couple of my own."
0:49 "Tomorrow, I/O."
0:51 "#100DaysOfCode #Python."
0:53 Way to go, Briggs.
0:54 Here we have "Round one, day 101."
0:57 "Had to do an extra day due to one day off sick"
1:00 "earlier in the 100 Days of Code."
1:02 "Today's more of Python debugging."
1:03 "Tomorrow starts round two."
1:06 And Jeff says, "Round one, day 19 #100DaysOfCode."
1:09 "Did three exercises in the book, basically my average."
1:12 "Been taking it a bit slow these last few days."
1:14 "#CodeNewbie #Python #IndieDev indie game dev."
1:19 And finally, let's look at one more.
1:21 Amit Kumar says, "#Day32, another autowebcompat PR"
1:26 "that is, pull request, just got merged."
1:28 "Way to go."
1:29 "Python tkinter #100DaysOfCode."
1:32 So he added some new feature or bug fix to autowebcompat.
1:36 Very very cool.
1:37 So you've seen this stuff probably all over
1:39 social media, Facebook, Twitter, and so on.
1:41 What's it all about?
1:42 Well, this is actually a very structured project
1:45 put together by this guy, Alexander Calloway.
1:48 So Alexander, he was studying in business school
1:50 he also wanted to learn programming.
1:52 He was having a hard time making progress
1:54 so he came up with this idea of 100 Days of Code.
1:57 Here's a quote from him.
1:59 "The idea of 100 Days of Code originally came from"
2:00 "my personal frustration with my inability to"
2:03 "consistently learn to code after work."
2:05 "I'd find other, less involved activities"
2:08 "to spend my time on, like binge watching a TV series."
2:10 "One of those days, I was just sitting in a restaurant"
2:12 "with my wife, sharing my frustrations with her."
2:15 "I suggested, maybe I should make some kind"
2:17 "of public commitment to learn for at least"
2:18 "an hour every day."
2:20 "I thought it would go for maybe three months"
2:21 "but it turned out 100 days was just the right length."
2:23 How about that?
2:24 Well, thank you for creating this project, Alexander.
2:26 This is really really great for many many people
2:28 getting started.
2:30 That's what this course is all about
2:32 we're going to give you lessons and exercises for every
2:35 one of these 100 days.