Sep 242013
 September 24, 2013  Posted by at 8:19 am Not So Stupid Questions  Add comments

Please notice that I had to change my YouTube account – make sure that you subscribe to the new account. As I recently was inspired to get back to a hobby of mine – video/film editing- you can expect some more videos that are more or less experiments ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve changed the Ask Iris series to just the ‘Week X’ series as the title Ask Iris just seemed somewhat ย arrogant , in a way indicating that I know everything. I hope to inspire, maybe even help, by sharing my personal journey as a developer, week by week. Please do still send questions, I love them! I’m up to a few emails everyday with questions, and it makes my day ๐Ÿ™‚


Week 38 – last week, was a rough week on a personal level (I’ll get back to that another time) but work wise it was really good. I finally got in a good flow programming, and as the application I’m working on is taking shape I’m feeling confident in the code I’ve written – and excited to keep on writing. This is very welcome after a few months stagnation where I felt like I didn’t improve at the rate I wanted to. ย I also did a session at Codesse (Skype) That went really well, and the event was one of the best I’ve been two. Mostly because of the good spirit, and because I got to see some friends I really enjoy hanging out with that live in Stockholm.

During the Q and A we got a few questions, one of them was how to know what to use to learn new things, with the amount of information available to us. I had also received an email earlier that week asking me how do you remember things you have learned. In the Week 38 video I explain how I would do, and how I ย do it. And I only touch briefly on the remembering question- but I will cover that in detail with as always practical information later. Its just how I do it, and as always it might not work for you, and if you share what works for you we can together give other people that have no idea how to start plenty of ideas ๐Ÿ™‚ So share!

Any feedback on the content, AND feedback on editing of the video (and audio) is more than welcome. I messed up the greenscreen and cut my right hand out at the end and the mic rubbed against my shirt a few times. I’ll make sure to avoid that next time. The editing is just for fun, so the intention is not to make it look ‘real’ – maybe when I get better at it ๐Ÿ˜›

Video was actually recorded and exported at really ย high res, but as always YouTube compacted it and messed up the quality. I’ll figure out the best export settings, if you know- please share ๐Ÿ™‚

  4 Responses to “Week 38-2013 Video and Stupid Question 241-242: With an overwhelming amount of information how do I pick, and how do I make it ‘stick’?”

  1. Hello Iris, very interesting video. I have to agree that there are so many learning material that gets you confused. Most of them are very theoretical with just a few examples for every property.

    I am looking for a video tutorial about making an application from start to finish. For desktop or web using and other. Something where it takes an idea and explains how to prepare everything before you start, how to organize the coding, how to code it and how to finish…
    Again: A video tutorial about “Creating an application”, the workflow from start to finish. Something where they actually create an application, not something general.

    Do you know anything?


  2. Hey Iris,
    I don’t even know where to start but I just wanted to tell you that I love your work. I’ve been in this business (development) for some 30+ years and you just blow me away! I love your attitude, your whereabouts as well as your self confidence. Development is significantly better because of people like you part of it. Your videos are awesome and I *totally* love your hair.

    All that being said – I’ve already learned a thing or two from you and will continue to. Thanks for sharing and making yourself a part of this world community. Your overwhelming generosity is totally refreshing! You definitely have a gift! You Rock!!

    best regards,

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