Freddy Montes

Costa Rica (GMT-6)

Frontend Developer with a graphic design degree. UX/UI and Javascript crafter. More

How do I track what I learn

July 18, 2019

This post was originally posted on my Instagram account.

How do I track what I learn

LEARNING TRACKING. As many of you all my learning comes from online sources, tweets, links, articles, videos, etc and I needed a place where I can save the most relevant information I found online but more important a place where I could go back a few months later and will be easy to find snippets, notes, links etc.

I tried a lot of note apps but the main problem is that I wasn’t able to leave notes that contain code snippets that could be searchable I tried: Notes.app, Evernote, OneNote but still didn’t feel quite right for me, so I come with this idea of using Github to track my learning and this is how it works:

1️⃣ I created a GitHub Repo

2️⃣ I create an issue for every “link” I want to save I add code snippets, comments, screenshots, anything I might need

3️⃣ I tag the issue with a very simple approach

4️⃣ And that’s it.

What I like about this:

👑 Is public (wink wink)

🌎 Support markdown, comments, images, pretty much anything you can think of.

👓 The search and filtering features of Github are top of the line.

📱 Mobile support

🖥 I can link other Github repos, issues, branch, etc...

💬 Users can leave comments

So far this approach has been great for me. Would you try? Do you think it will work for you?

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