#100DaysOfWeb in Python Transcripts
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0:00 Hello and welcome to 100 Days of Web in Python, written by Bob Belderbos, Julian Sequeira and myself, Michael Kennedy.
0:08 Maybe you're wondering what this #100DaysofCode you've seen all over social media is all about. It's really really taken off, and people are finding
0:16 this concept of 100 Days of Code really powerful for getting them over the hump, and to become capable developers, or maybe learn a new language
0:24 like, say, Python. Here's an example of what you might see on Twitter. Horne Sanchez says, "Day 11, #100DaysOfCode progress."
0:31 "Today I worked more on byte 18." "Find the most common word from codechalleng.es/bytes." This code challenge platform they're referring to
0:40 is actually from your coauthors, Bob and Julian. We'll talk more about that later. Here's another tweet. "Day five of 100."
0:46 "Did some short exercises about modules." "Imported modules, did a couple of my own." "Tomorrow, I/O." "#100DaysOfCode #Python." Way to go, Briggs.
0:55 Here we have "Round one, day 101." "Had to do an extra day due to one day off sick" "earlier in the 100 Days of Code."
1:03 "Today's more of Python debugging." "Tomorrow starts round two." And Jeff says, "Round one, day 19 #100DaysOfCode."
1:10 "Did three exercises in the book, basically my average." "Been taking it a bit slow these last few days."
1:15 "#CodeNewbie #Python #IndieDev indie game dev." And finally, let's look at one more. Amit Kumar says, "#Day32, another autowebcompat PR"
1:27 "that is, pull request, just got merged." "Way to go." "Python tkinter #100DaysOfCode." So he added some new feature or bug fix to autowebcompat.
1:37 Very very cool. So you've seen this stuff probably all over social media, Facebook, Twitter, and so on. What's it all about?
1:43 Well, this is actually a very structured project put together by this guy, Alexander Calloway. So Alexander, he was studying in business school
1:51 he also wanted to learn programming. He was having a hard time making progress so he came up with this idea of 100 Days of Code.
1:58 Here's a quote from him. "The idea of 100 Days of Code originally came from" "my personal frustration with my inability to"
2:04 "consistently learn to code after work." "I'd find other, less involved activities" "to spend my time on, like binge watching a TV series."
2:11 "One of those days, I was just sitting in a restaurant" "with my wife, sharing my frustrations with her." "I suggested, maybe I should make some kind"
2:18 "of public commitment to learn for at least" "an hour every day." "I thought it would go for maybe three months"
2:22 "but it turned out 100 days was just the right length." How about that? Well, thank you for creating this project, Alexander.
2:27 This is really really great for many many people getting started. That's what this course is all about
2:33 we're going to give you lessons and exercises for every one of these 100 days.

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