Didn’t get a chance to post the 5th project video today, but tomorrow, I should be able to post the 5th project video in the morning, record the 6th project video and then post that one in the evening. I could list a long laundry list of why I didn’t get to to it today, but I’d just be wasting your time.
One thing I did want to talk about is pivots. As you can see I’ve been focusing a lot more on our plan B hustle and while it may seem that our plan A hustle is being left in the darkness, let me assure you that it has not. I have HUGE plans for my STEAM university I’m trying to create and small, but important incremental steps are being taken daily to get there.
Let’s focus on plan B for a moment here. After talking to someone from industry that I respect today, it got me thinking about where I want to take plan B. Currently we are making Scratch videos. We chose Scratch because we had a book handy that we could produce videos from. It was easy, fun, and would get our ball rolling with our hustle. As we cross the mid point, I can’t help but start thinking what’s going to be next for the channel.
This much I can say, I know I want to keep the channel focused on teaching technical content. With that, we have a few options to pursue. One thought is to create python content since that’s one of the most popular languages in the world. We’d have basically infinite topics to cover and we could really spend most of 2020 just making daily content on python. Another option is to post all those freecodecamp videos I recorded in 2019. In 2019, I recorded myself walking through the freecodecamp.org courses. I once spoke to a web development professor at my alma mater and she told me that if I posted the videos, she’d gladly share them with her class. This, and a conversation I recently had with my cousin, present a third option. I could reach out to professors and work with them to create content that help support the topics/material they are covering in class. I would create the content and they would advertise to their students. The final option would be to find the AP CS curriculum and create content around that subject.
As you can see, we have a ton of options and I’m not trying to lose focus on our current mission. But not thinking about the future is a little silly as well. For now, rest assured that we are going to continue to post Scratch content for at least the month of January.