real talk, the biggest obstacle between me and programming is that I have no creativity at all. professors tell us to try out the stuff we learn in class but I can't figure out a way to use code in practice. if I have no context for the code it feels like writing random extracts from a book that doesn't exist. is it up to me to come up with the context? how do I do that? it all feels so abstract and I can't figure things out

I didn't study CompSci, so I don't know, but perhaps you can team up with some other people in the class. Brainstorm together on a suitable thing to create. Together it will be easier to come up with something creative. Then everyone writes it independently to practice.

@JohanEmpa everyone I know struggles with this apparently, and now that it’s all online we also struggle with distance studying. We can’t even rely on each other to just do homework together, it’s a mess 😢 thank you for your idea though, I’ll see if anyone is available for some project

@talessio right, forgot about the distance studying. That makes it harder. What's the class about?

@JohanEmpa advanced programming... it's interesting and useful (and a lot to remember!)


@talessio No wonder it's difficult to come up with ideas when it has to be *advanced* ideas. 😄

@JohanEmpa I mean it doesn't have to be that advanced really, but I just have zero creativity lol

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