Discussion Thread

  • 1.  Access to Free Classes

    Posted 08-21-2022 01:26 PM

    In between and after semesters of classes at universities, there is plenty of time to scour the internet for free or paid classes. Over this last summer, I was offered a free class called, "Intro to Software Engineering", from CodePath. Through this class, I received the introduction to Python I had not yet received from classes in my Master's degree, along with an evaluation of how prepared I was for jobs encompassing software down the road. I am glad to have received this offer for 12 weeks of classes, but I see how if the class was not related to stepping stones in my career path, I would have had no reason to take it.

    What kinds of free classes have you taken in the past? And how have they shaped your careers so far?

    Alexander Granato A.M.ASCE
    Bexley OH

  • 2.  RE: Access to Free Classes

    Posted 08-23-2022 09:49 AM
    This isn't a class per say, but when I was getting started learning to program in R, my co-workers send me a package called Swirl. It is a collection of lessons that you can use right within R Studio. It has an associated website too. I found it very helpful for "learning R right within R".

    Christopher Seigel P.E., M.ASCE
    Civil Engineer