Hey, @lilybird and @adriansomor. I met @cvrloskenobi1 through the focus sessions that Lil used to host, as she said above. And, during one of those sessions, Carlos mentioned that he was also working on the data scientist path, same as me. So, we got connected with the help of the codecademy discord server. And then, just talked it out. It’s always fun to learn with a peer. There are so many things that you can do as a learner if you have a buddy/buddies working on the same lessons as you. You can discuss, try to challenge each other based on the topic that you just learned and much more.
The best way to determine for yourself if you understood the topic as well as you think you did, is to try explaining the topic to others and you’ll find out exactly what you did and didn’t understand. I and, Carlos, have started working on the Data Scientist path and now, we even meet weekly using the focus sessions that we host. Apart from that, we have also shared our github account information with each other and created a data scientist repository where we make cheat sheets about the lessons, together, and also review it on our own time. So, that kinda adds as an extra layer of what we’re trying to do and gives more experience as to how one would collaborate with others in the real time.
I think sometimes you just have to take the plunge without thinking too much about it and then see for yourself if it worked out for you or not. If it did, improve upon it and if it didn’t, change the flow! Either way, you’re taking responsibility for yourself and that’s growth as far as I’m concerned.
I’ve also connected with @adriansomor through discord and we’ve talked about many things. Looking forward to working with you, @adriansomor.