I've created and am following a curriculum to Master Python from scratch.
My goal is to spend a half an hour a day - and with small cumulative gains - achieve mastery.
With a daily habit developing - any code fear should be replaced with recognition and ultimatley a passion to code.
I believe that Python can be mastered through self study in order to go beyond Full Stack Python Web Development and contribute to Artificial Intelligence research.
Building on the Treehouse Techdegree I plan to achieve mastery and go on to model a Master and Doctoral self study level degree.
I wanted to address one area of self study - and that is being part of a team. By publishing my own experience I hope to help others in their pursuit of a similar goal.
Establishing a curriculum of self study that can be reviewed and forked by others. This is open source on Github
Keeping track of my own status on my blog helps me gauge my progress through the curriculum but also should establish a baseline for others.
Beyond blogging about my status and progress and projects - having a bi-weekly podcast provides the director's commentary on the past two weeks further gluing together a collective experience.