OK. I made it to Omaha.
It was a busy day yesterday: finish packing, pick up rental car, load car, drive, meet Josh Broton and Michael Beckwith for lunch in Sioux Falls, drive, “check-in” at Entrepreneur House, stop by Flywheel, try to drop rental car, fill up with gas, drop rental car, taxi back to Flywheel, BEGIN CLASS, Lyft home, and crash.
I’m staying in a house in what I think is “Midtown” Omaha. I’ve never been to Omaha before, so I have no idea about anything really. It’s an Entrepreneur House which means that I have five roomies that are enrolled in a year-long program to launch their businesses. I think they’ve been here since August. The room I’ve got is an Airbnb room that is usually rented out for short-term guests. I’m kind of breaking their model, but it’s really going to work out well for me, and I hope for them. It’s an older home, but it kind of reminds me of a house I lived in as a kid.
So I’ve been to one course session at this point. There’s 10 folks in the course and I didn’t count, but it seems pretty evenly divided between men and women. There’s a variety of ages and experience levels too. I think it’s going to be a really great group. I’m looking forward to getting to know them all better.
I got a copy of the complete course syllabus today and this course really does feel that it was made for me. I’m not going to claim that I know much about anything, but I’m certainly more front-end than back-end oriented at this point. While we’re going to be starting with front-end topics (of course), we’ll be getting into more back-end stuff starting in week 3. I am dying to get there, but I’m enjoying hearing what I don’t know about front-end stuff too.
Today I’ve been busy catching up as I’ve been a bit distracted these past few days. I’ve got to continue working while I’m here, too. First, because I have projects in process, but also because I think it’s going to cost a bit more to be here than I had hoped. I was thinking I might be able to walk to class, but that seems a bit… dodgy? Plus Lyft costs twice as much per trip than I was expecting. So my transportation costs have essentially quadrupled. On the upside, I’ll get a chance to practice what I’m learning right away – and have lots of time to do it since I’m not going to be able to get out much.
Oh, and I ordered a mug for tea. They have some mugs here, but they’re not the type I prefer. So I customized this mug because it seemed appropriate for my circumstances. 🙂