Back to School!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been in school. When I last attended school, it was at Purdue University in the Computer Technology department. I loved the lab work and helping others figure out the problems. I was one of those annoying people who never studied but got good grades; probably because I spent so much time in the lab. I did the same in High School. I sometimes wonder if I had applied myself in either school where would I be today?

I am cautiously optimistic about going back to school. I was a pretty good programmer out of college. At my first programing job I earned the nickname “jack-of-all-trades”. I did everything from design to implementation. It was a great place to learn.

I switched from programming to testing to expand my knowledge. And BTW I really enjoy testing or I wouldn’t have done it for the past 20 years. The way I look at it, it is way more fun to find the bugs than fix the bugs. 😀 Although it is fun to program which sometimes introduces the bugs.

But it’s been awhile since I wrote my last if-then statement. So, I’ve recently decided to take an iOS App Development class for a certification. It’s a Pass/Fail course and online. In theory if I show up every week and do the homework, I should be ok. The class also has people there actually in a class, so it will be interesting to see how it goes.

Somehow I think taking a class today is going to take a bit more of my time than in the past. This class is said to move fast. Can my brain move as fast as it did in the past? Can I understand what the professor is trying to convey?

I have a great support system if I feel that I need it: I have a great husband who I can lean on with questions, a coworker is also taking the class, plus two coworkers used to teach the class, and then there are all of the other engineers at work that I could go to and ask questions.

I’ll be good. That’s what I keep saying. Belief in oneself is good for the self-esteem.

Wish me luck!