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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 044: How to Learn New Things Quickly



May 2nd, 2018

How to Learn New Things Quickly

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Scott and Wes talk about how they learn new things quickly. Scott also tells a crazy story about his weekend.

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Show Notes


  • Scott recounts his crazy story about getting Lymphangitis


  • Know your learning type
  • videos, blogs, docs, source
  • no right or wrong way


  • Foundational Skills


  • Narrow your focus
  • Should you learn Redux with React?
  • blurring skills hurts future progress
  • don't learn too many things at once


  • Get excited
  • try to reclaim your initial excitement
  • flow happens when you are excited
  • pick projects around hobbies
  • Star wars sucks


  • Grind Time
  • write code first ask questions later
  • break shit
  • Submit to yourself that you are going to build this 3-4 times
  • iteration driven development
  • quality from quantity
  • use smarter people
  • snippet libs
  • style guides


  • Immersion
  • follow every kind of media you can
  • put things on in the background
  • permeate into your brain


Shameless Plugs


  • Scott comes out of nowhere with a story about TEA!

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