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setting up a workspace

 
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setting up a workspace
by Nancy Th - Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 10:26 AM
 

HI everyone! I am about halfway through Module 1. I am really enjoying this course and hope to work as a coder one day soon.  I do hope to work remotely eventually, but I understand that may not happen right away. In the meantime, my kids left for college and I have a bedroom that I can transform into a workspace! I realized that after 31 years working as a musician, where my workspace was a chair, a mirror,  a music stand and a metronome and then a stage in the evening, and trains, planes and buses as music study space, that I could use a few suggestions to set up a coding workspace. I was thinking adjustable  standing desk and stool, and I have seen on Youtubes that people use double monitors, though in Module 1 i haven't needed that. Aslo a filing cabinet or two, and some sort of way to have my books easily accessible. Beyond that I have no idea, except for the fact that I want lots of air and light, and a place for my dogs to sleep bc thus far they have snored through every section of Module 1, making lovely relaxing music by which to work. Any ideas appreciated!

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Re: setting up a workspace
by Andrea Pe - Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 6:18 PM
 

Hi Nancy - I'm at the beginning of module 2.  The only "equipment" I use is my computer monitor and a bookstand to hold whatever text I'm using.  I have a large folding table and keep my books, writing tools (pen and pencil) and binder (with things I printed for reference) handy.  I'm not the most organized person but at least I know everything is accessible on my table.

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Re: setting up a workspace
by Nancy Th - Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 8:11 PM
 

Thanks! These are great ideas! I saw on a you tube someone was using a cookbook stand for their book. I have been using different  colored pens to keep track of my notes from the Alpha section vs. the Tabular section when doing a code. I guess as we go we discover what we need! N