Beyond physical-dependent jobs, ChatGPT/LLMs cannot now replace:
Teachers – in-person or Zoom understandably. While virtual learning by an AI can be impressive, that produced by a human excels IMHO.
Writers and Editors – human writers like a journalist or author can give a human touch and verify facts, i.e. these positions can fact-check where ChatGPT is in error.
Lawyers – though legal information has always been online, a real lawyer cannot currently be replaced.
Social Workers, Therapists and Other Medical professionals – as above, a doctor or nurse needs to see a patient at some point. I have had appointments with a doctor. It usually requires a physical followup and I *want* to see a real person for questions and feedback.
Management professionals – an AI C-suite professional cannot replace a real one yet.
These all come down to the need for a real human that can verify information and attend to a patient, business, or customer in person.
Since the camp ended, just writing some cyber stuff and helping with some marketing on the site (SEO/email lists/designing front page slider with eBook).
Had my uncle and aunt and sister and her boyfriend over for TG. Sis and boyfriend will be here again on Monday for a Christmas dinner with us.
In other news, Jax was neutered! Poor guy. His stiches were a little open though. Taking him for a checkup on Tuesday. Prayers for him.
Coding camp finished. Six months!
I was very impressed at the camp content. It was so complete. It gave a great starting point to dive more into it. However, I was behind the last few weeks. As I said before, if you take one of these, make sure you don’t leave things undone more than one class period. For those in the 3 month course, I can’t imagine how they did it.
Matt Banz from Google was a phenomenal teacher. He was erudite and yet, approachable. So were the TAs, who were always available and led me through it rather than just giving me the answers.
But those weaknesses quickly faded as I learned each week. No vanity needed.
Right now, getting back to writing cyber and figuring out next steps–with development or not?
Thanksgiving was 4 days of family, but camp is done! I will have a review of what I learned and my thoughts.
Spent a few hours with the guys building the back-end of our MERN app. Mostly nailing down details about the models, schemas and still some of the interface questions with our front-end brothers. A week and a half and this camp is done!
So we came up with a meetup app for Dungeons and Dragons players to meet up and play. It’s tentatively called AirDND. I don’t think that will ever fly in the real world, but it sounds fun.
It uses all the most recent tech in class: MongoDB, Mongoose, React, GraphQL, and Apollo and Express server. It’s tough, but will look good!
Finishing MERN and regular class periods tonight! I will have a review of the class after the final project. As I said before, don’t ever go into one of these camps with the misconception that you can catch up if you skip or procrastinate on the challenges.
Completed MERN section of class and moving to last section, State.
So three more sessions and then 2 weeks for the last project. 6 months spent well.
Started the MERN (Mongodb, Express, React, and Node) stack, finishing up MERN tonight and on to the last section of class, State.
One word of warning if you ever take this kind of camp course: don’t say “I’ll catch up later.” Missing one class or weekly challenge mounts up.
OK, now I’m lost. I have to rewatch last night’s lecture on Apollo server and GraphQL. It’s based around Mongodb, using Mongoose.
Finished PWAs and started on React for two days. What a hot technology. It’s exciting stuff. Fast fast fast.
The end of class is only about a month out.
Ventured into Mongo Atlas for last day of NoSQL.
Webpack Tuesday and tonight. Now this is cool. Webpack lets you use web technologies instead of Obj-C (Swift) or Java for apps. Progressive Web Apps are downloadable from a website (save to home screen). Exciting! This is the cutting edge of dev.
Monday was a holiday. Spent Tuesday and Thursday discussing MongoDB, MongoDB Compass, and Mongoose. Will be finishing up Mongo on Monday.
I still am trying to finish the second project. I didn’t know if it was I who didn’t complete my part, but the other guys got 65% and that’s what I have until I finish.
Today I was on the ball. At least I knew what was going on! Just a bit about recursion and then we did a mock interview session with classmates. Tried to act as interviewers to the other classmates. Eleanor is a smart cookie. She has some interviewing skills and it came through.
That’s where I am. Trying to learn how to respond in coding interviews. These kinds of questions about sorting algorithms are common.
P.S. Have to learn functional programming better as React is based on it.
We’re in the thick of it on this second project. We can use it in our portfolios for work experience. Presentation is tomorrow night. I feel woefully unprepared. But the other guys on my team are really smart and seem to have a lot ready. Just looking to add to the team. Upwards!
Had to work for Peter for 9 hours today and was so beat that I did not do any work on the project. We meet again for tomorrow night’s class.
Model-view-controller has always sounded sciency. But it’s not a difficult concept, but there is a lot of work to catch up on. Just turned in my Sequelize project tonight, too.
Kind of interested in cyber still and my employer still has work! yay!
Just neat stuff that I like to learn here in class. Kind of the geek in training.
Sequelize is just beautiful for abstracting SQL.
But spent the last 5 days or so working on the challenge due tonight. The next one is going to be a bear though. I am still doing catchup on Express and Sequelize.
Moved on to Object Relational Mapping. Didn’t know what to expect here. We are getting to know all the oft-used tools of the trade:
– Sequelize is an abstraction layer through which a developer no longer has to write SQL statements! Very cool.
– Insomnia for getting/posting/putting/deleting through HTTP. So quick and visual.
– Heroku for deploying node.js apps. Look ma, no hosting!
– Express for creating servers and request/response actions and middleware.