Here we provide a sequence of half-day lessons, each consisting of:
The purpose section of the lesson explains why it may be important—it should help you prioritize (or de-prioritize) your time spent on the lesson. Some lessons will be less relevant for you than others, given your prior knowledge, experiences, and interests. Feel free to skim familiar material. However, if you sign off on a lesson, we will expect you to know it. We value learning and autonomy, but we also value responsibility.
The learning material usually consists of articles and book chapters to read or videos to watch.
The exercises will help strengthen your understanding. Some are questions others are tasks. Nobody will see your answers, but we recommend writing them in a notebook before revealing the provided answers, since it will help you retain the material better.
After completing the lessons, you will discuss with another Innolitics team member for an hour.
Finally, you will record, within the YAML front-matter of the article, that you completed it. This is also a great opportunity to contribute improvements to the lesson, so that they will be more useful to future team members.
These lessons are meant especially for new members of the Innolitics team. We are excited to have you on board!
Innolitics is mission driven. In this lesson we examine our mission, how we attempt to fulfill it, and our values. We familiarize you with our company handbook and its most relevant policies.
Some of the best ways to contribute to Innolitics outside of client work—writing articles, improving our training program, or polishing our handbook—involve updating our website. This lesson will introduce you to Jekyll, the static site generator that produces our website, and show you how you can contribute updates website.
These “meta” lessons focus on how to effectively learn new technologies.
While not as precise as computer source code, protocols and standards can be a great resource from time to time. In this lesson, we spend some time learning about RFCs, how to read them, and then explore RFC 3986, Uniform Resource Identifier (URI): Generic Syntax, in detail.
These lessons focus on the fundamentals of technologies we use frequently at Innolitics.
In this lesson we learn about dunder methods, decorators, and context managers in Python. These tools, when used properly, can help us to write concise, readable, and expressive code when working with complex objects, higher-order functions, or scoped side-effects.
And Many More!