Journey of a Non-Tech to Tech — Issue #2
I’m delighted to be able to finish and share this newsletter issue with you. I’ll start with good news and continue with my no-code-product development process. We will also greet the racing drivers sometime.
Odyssey DAO Bootcamp
Let me start with the good news! I’m one of 300 lucky people accepted to Odyssey DAO’s first Web3 Bootcamp. Its content is mainly for beginners, so most of it is not new to me. However, my purpose of participation goes beyond gaining new knowledge.
- I want to start contributing to one of the DAOs to gain more experience in the governance models of DAOs. So it seems a good idea to be more visible in Odyssey DAO with the help of the bootcamp participation.
- Meeting excellent and bright people I can learn from and grow together with.
Bootcamp just started last week, and it’s so cool to see how diverse the participants are.
If you’re a beginner and don’t know where to start to learn about Web3, Odyssey is the place. Visit the website, subscribe with your email and wait for the first email of the “12-days-Web3-onboarding”.
I want to have the capability to build digital products but learning how to code could be challenging. While I was feeling pessimistic about that, I realised there are so many tools to let you build your product without writing a code: No-Code! That was quite an enlightenment for me.
While exploring the tools and learning materials, I met the 100DaysOfNoCode community and joined the 100DaysOfNoCode Challenge on the 1st of April. I’ve been dedicating one hour each day to learning and building since then.
As a first step, I decided to focus on one of my pain points and bring a solution: I’ve been using Goodreads as an online bookshelf for many years, and I’m not too fond of the UX. So I decided to build my online bookshelf app. I’m still working on it, and you’ll see it soon.
Quote of the Week
I like to be organized and give importance to planning. When I add my calm and composure, you can guess that I want to be a part of a world where things are under control and that I’m comfortable this way. In these contexts, I take on the compass role for the organizations I’m working for (Tolga, a.k.a. “safe and sound checkbox”).
While trying to learn, build and improve many things simultaneously in the last months, I realized that I envied my friends who loved going fast. They are pushing the limits by keeping themselves and the organisation in the stretch zone, which can be the critical approach to shaping the organisation’s future.
My thoughts are going back and forth between these two different ways of being while seeing this quote on my desktop. It can be the right time to speed up.
Since I decided to get into tech, I realized that I need to set smart goals and define a tracking system to evaluate whether I’m going in the right direction. So I started to look for a solution (a free one, if possible) to create my dashboard and reports to track the progress. After an exploration phase, I decided to move on with a Google Sheets and Google Data Studio combo. I’m working on the dashboard and graphs, which I’ll embed on my website when they’re ready. Until that time, here is a sneak peek of the report.
Please let me know if you want to hear more details about any of these. I’m ready to share more.
Stay curious until next time ✌🏼