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#CNC2021 "Code More" Mission 2 Submission Thread

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After completing all the steps in your Mission 2 email, post what you did during your work session in this thread. Include a screenshot of your planning board/calendar/journal. Be sure to leave an encouraging comment or suggestion for other folks, too. Congrats on completing Mission 2!

Reminder Your weekly assignment does not need to include sharing a link to your worksheet doc. That's for your personal use! Instead, please respond to the homework prompt in full below.

Congrats on challenging yourself to Code More! If you have any questions about the challenge overall, head to the Code More Help Thread. For any technical questions throughout the challenge (or in general!) write a #help post and share with the community!

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Jason Braganza • Edited

I tend to plan on paper, since my mind works better that way.
I use Cal Newport’s Time Block Planner to then review those plans and then draw them down into what needs be done weekly and then further down into daily tasks.

The method and the planner are here
It’s been helping me make steady progress

This is what today looks like.

time block plan for 30th April

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sjukovic

Nice work, I tried the Time Block planner myself and found it very useful :) Thanks!
The only difference with me is that I almost regularly have to replan my day.

Bye,

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Jason Braganza

There is no difference :)
the day almost always gets away from me and i have to replan regularly.

And there is nothing about the Time Blocking philosophy that says, that this is a bad thing.
Life happens.

What it does for me, is that it makes me aware, that yes, my life is busy and hectic. and if I don’t get things done, it’s just because I have a lot on my plate.
It also helps me see what I have been upto.
Have the interruptions been all minor things? Can I just delegate or ditch it?
Or have they been things that I have no control over?
It helps me with the feeling of oh, other folks do so much more than me.

I see my days in review and realise that my days as a 42 year old are filled with much more responsibility and important obligations than these young whippersnappers.
It makes me realise that yes, learning something does indeed take x hours, for me or anybody. while others finish them in a short burst, I just have to spread mine across days. so i take longer, but I get there :)

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sjukovic • Edited

I see the point.
To confirm, I realized how much times I had to replan just because of distractions I had control of...
It helps to discern, yes :)

The metrics I have are:
tRp - total replans
Rp - replans that I couldn't influence
Rpx - replans due to my own distractions :)
dw - No. of deep work sessions

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iyanushow • Edited

using trello for my work session management, still working on breaking my work sessions into concise bits. Starting with the navigation component for my react project which is an SPA of mostly static data

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Elena

I don't usually like to plan anything in detail by myself since I tend to spend too much time on it. After one long evening and morning I finally got something that satisfies me.

I made 2 boards in Trello: one is for tracking my progress on the course I'm studing and the other for developing a blog.

My Mission 2 is only starting now and since I don't have much time for two full big sessions per week, I decided to have a small session each evening. I'll try to write about every single one in my blog.

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Donovan • Edited

Like a lot of people, I used a Trello board as well. I figured to help me Code more I decided to do a mock up on Figma and a Google doc to have some sort of plan for the website. I took these steps so I don't open up VS code and be lost lol. I just used Google calendar to remind me with notifications for my time management.

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sjukovic • Edited

I tried about five sessions - the week two lasted 4 weeks for me :D
All went well when I followed the oficial React tutorial, but when I actually got to the 'problem-solving' part (additional assignments), then I got intimidated and discouraged because I didn't know how to solve these simple 'tic-tac-toe' problems. Finally, I figured out that I just need to think, and work more on the basics (difference between Props and State etc - see the picture)... to walk before I fly :D
Now I'm back on track, but with the new plan to firstly master the basics through the freeCodeCamp tutorial first, and then go to the problem solving part.
I hope I will not end in some kind of 'tutorial purgatory'.

and... I also found that 'bullet journaling' and 'time-block planner' work best for me. No additional websites, apps, etc.

Bye,

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Aaron McCollum

Created my first Github Kanban board - excited to use this. Gets me on Github and excited to contribute more.

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Raymond Oluoch

I created a Trello account to use for project management, for me it is easy to use and work with. See below the screenshot.

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Dare Oloruntoba

I used Trello Board to set up my weekly goals. I further created a task list on how my work sessions will be. trello.com/c/ITLW9Dan/1-first-sets...

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Donna Chin • Edited

I use Trello, Jira Boards, and my journal to help break down bigger tasks into smaller ones and link them to each other so it can prompt me to the next one.

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