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An 'A' student at 52 [Aug. 18th, 2009|12:50 pm]
Ron Newman
Harvard Summer School officially released its grades today, and I'm happy to report that I got an 'A' in David Malan's CSCI S-75: Building Dynamic, Scalable Websites. That makes three straight 'A's from the Harvard Division of Continuing Education.

This was an intense experience, compressing what's normally a full academic term course into just six weeks. I picked up a lot of useful skills in PHP, XML, JavaScript, and Ajax. For at least the next few days, you can see all of my submitted work at RonNewman.info. (I'm not sure how long Harvard will keep hosting the site.)

Now I need to decide whether I should try to learn Ruby on Rails on my own, or take Thoughtbot's 3-day intensive course, or sign up for Harvard Extension's fall class, CSCI E-168. I'm leaning toward the Harvard course, but would welcome any comments from people reading this post.

From: freaknastygurl
2009-09-06 05:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Have we met..

No, I enjoyed your blog! I hope is okay that I added you.
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[User Picture]From: ron_newman
2009-09-06 10:43 pm (UTC)

Re: Have we met..

No, that's fine, but as you can see, I don't say much here. I'm much more talkative over in davis_square. Do you live in the Boston area?
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-12-03 10:52 pm (UTC)

Ruby on Rails

Did you decide which Ruby on Rails course to take? I'm very curious... Thanks.

justin.verburg (at) genevalee.com
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[User Picture]From: ron_newman
2009-12-04 05:20 am (UTC)

Re: Ruby on Rails

I'm taking the Harvard Extension class, CSCI E-168, which will be finished in two more weeks.
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[User Picture]From: bombardiette
2010-04-03 03:47 am (UTC)
Late to the party, but this definitely deserves a rousing "WELL FUCKING DONE." BTW - age really does have nothing to do with it. You're bloody smart and you've re-proved it to yourself.
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[User Picture]From: tigerbright
2011-09-02 01:33 pm (UTC)
If you learn Ruby on Rails, Archive of Our Own would LOVE to have another volunteer...

Also, go you!

Edited at 2011-09-02 01:33 pm (UTC)
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