I’m Brett de Villiers. I’m signing up for the Open ds106 course, ignoring that little voice inside my head that says I have no time for this class.
As I started going through bootcamp (ahem, 2 weeks ago), I was unemployed and looking for work. In addition to sending off CV’s and cover letters to potential employers, I had also been looking for MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) to sharpen my marketing skills, and to make me a more interesting candidate. That’s when I stumbled upon ds106.
Let’s face it, while being out of work sucks, it has the upside of affording me loads of time to go through a class like ds106, while continuing to look for work.
But that’s all changed now.
After the 5th interview with one lucky company, I’m happy to say that I was selected for the job. I should start sometime in the first two weeks of April 2015.
But on the downside, I have a two-hour commute! I’ll be taking the train into to town, then the metro, followed by a short bus ride. With a wife and four chilluns waiting for me at home, I wonder if I’ll be forced to work on assigments on the train, because I honestly have no idea at this point how feasable it will be for me timewise to handle the assignments.
All I can say is that I’m extremely interested in learning and playing with the technology behind digital storytelling; interested enough to go ahead and sign up anyway.
I anticipate going through this class more slowly than many of you. Please bear with me!
Wanna be my advocate? All encouragement is welcome @brettdevil on twitter.