Over the next 12 months, I’m going to learn the entire 4-year MIT curriculum for computer science, without taking any classes.
UPDATE: The MIT Challenge is now complete. I finished on September 26, 2012, just under 12 months after beginning October 1st, 2011. Click on “See More…” for any class to access my exams, official solutions or code I wrote.
Computers have always fascinated me. From finance to Facebook, algorithms are the hidden language that underlies most of our life. The largest transformations of our world are being written in code, and advancements in artificial intelligence allow us to use computers to understand what it means to be human.
Beyond the poetry of the machine, computer science is also immensely practical. Fortunes have been made and revolutions sparked on lines of code.
I’ve always wanted to speak that language. But, I didn’t want to invest four years of my life and hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn it.