At the beginning of our second week, I went to meetup for AustinRB to hear a talk on testing. Now, at the beginning of my fifth week, I went to a meetup for Austin on Rails to hear... well, the same talk. Not the same topic of conversation--the same talk, given by the same speaker. And, surprise surprise, I'm able to follow this talk a fair bit more after three weeks of learning.
(Also, after hearing this talk for the second time. But let's just focus on me learning.)
And he went on for a little while before we stopped him to say, no, we were still working on Checkers.
I guess you had to be there to understand how funny it was. But I'm honestly not sure what my favorite part of the day was: the super-cool trick I learned for connecting to my game logic to my mock web-page or our instructor trolling us just to see if we'd stop him.
No, I know: my favorite part was when our instructor started a list of things we learned yesterday and things we found challenging. I'm a sucker for lists. And also feeling like I learned something. But mostly lists.