October 12, 2020
When I had first conceived of the idea for the Random Writing Rodeo my initial though process behind its use was as motivation to learn something new. And this certainly became my immediate reality when the random draw produced puppets as the first topic for me to write about. Admittedly, I had no prior knowledge about puppets. I knew of stop-motion movies like “The Nightmare Before Christmas”, as well as ventriloquists such as Jeff Dunham.
Picking up Something New
September 11, 2020
A friend of mine recently shared this article. Google has started offering multiple online “Career Certificate” programs on Coursera, and has stated that they will “consider [the] new career certificates as the equivalent of a four-year degree." This wasn’t all too surprising. Having done several technical online courses myself (learning AWS, Machine Learning, ElasticSearch), I personally saw that online courses can be very effective in helping people acquire additional technical and software skills.