There is little here that I could not learn on my own. But I find that it’s useful to learn along with others, and the structure that programs like this provide can be useful, so long as it isn’t too expensive. For myself, the structure and ability to discuss issues and problems with others were the key things that made this summer’s effort worth the $600.
The basic idea is to set some goals, share them with anybody who is watching the #SoDS17 tag on twitter, then provide updates by twitter, with more detail in another location. I’ll be using this blog for that purpose