Log of what of Anthony Utobunwa-Nwachukwu has learned at Techie Youth

Mon. Aug. 15, 2022

My SQL Implementation

Today, I finally finished working learning MYSQL. I've been reviewing it over the last couple of weeks and I've reached a point where I feel like I've grasped the knowledge enough to competently implement it into my website. I will be submitting it sometime this week. Relational Databases are so much fun!

Sun. Aug. 14, 2022

Data Analysis

Today, I continued working on my MYSQL database and Afterwords I continued down the Analyst unit. Today I learned about Data Analysts and their roles within a company / organization. Data Analysts use company data to make informed decisions regarding operations. They play an extremely important role in the success of a company. Additionally, I have been noticing that companies out-source a lot of the problem solving to specialists. They don't try to do everything themselves. I am learning to incorporate a similar strategy within my own operation.

Thu. Aug. 11, 2022

MY SQL + Business Analysis

I completed my executive summary project today, today I decided to work on the analysis unit and continue My SQL review. I reviewed the business analysis section because I want to learn the skills required to objectively analyze my own personal operation from a bird's eye view, Additionally, I am a very analytical and objective person, so I believe that learning these skills will help me if I ever want to switch careers in the future.

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

Good Boy's Don't Cry Studios

I spent most of my day today catching up on work and working on my executive summary project. In my immediate area within NYC, there is a small chain of self -serve studios that is frequented by alot of musicans within my commuinity. For my executive summary, I am thinking of creating a competing brand. Why? well because for one, these studios serve mostly affluent communities and so as a result their is no such service for low-income residents who may not even have access to a studio. I believe that by targetting low-income communities, I can tap into a specific niche of under-served people and help out my community at the same time.

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

Virtual Assistants, The Future of Audio Work?

I spent most of Monday and Today, learning about the field of virtual assistants and working on my project. I've previously completed similar administrative work for various Audio/Music focused organizations. Things such as managing sessions and invoices tend to take away from the creative aspect of the work. Upon doing research, I noticed that Virtual Assistants are seldom used within the music industry. As a result within my project, I focused on targeting audio professionals exclusively. I believe that an untapped market lies in this area. I mean, just think about it, Why hire a dedicated intern or assistant when you can just out-source the uncreative aspects at a cheaper rate. I'm very proud to have recognized this and its a decent side hustle that I see myself integrating into my schedule.

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

My SQL Implementation

Today, I continued to learn about MySQL and I used it in my wordpress website. I used MYSQL to store my plugin information, and visual information. It's pretty efficient for these types of tasks and the implementatioin within WordPress is fantastic!

Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

Java Script, PHP and Phython

Today, I learned about Java Script and PHP. Java Script is a a language that is typically used on the front end of websites. It is the most common synthax used in programming web development. I must say personally, I want to learn more about java. I have experience with C++ but not much else. PHP on the other hand is one of the most popular web development languages due to its simplicity and robustness.

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

Data Base Design

Today at Techie Youth, I learned about Website database management using SQL. SQL is useful in creating relational databases and as such it is great for storing visuals assets. I have tried to implement it within my Wordpress project to mixed results. I will try again tomorrow.

Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

I finished a song in one day!

Today at Techie Youth, I primarily worked on the WordPress and Music Production sections. My website is looking decent now, It's been very fulfilling to slowly put it together and additionally, I summitted my music production project today. It was a very fun experience to write, record and mix the entire thing. I had a blast!

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

Web Development Cont.

Today, I continued to work on my WordPress website. Learning about all the small editing shortcuts and sub menus has proved to be very challenging. My website is not looking like much at the moment but I'm sure that the appearance and functionality will improve as I continue to work on it. Additionally, I am finalizing my stock project. Looking forward to posting it soon.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

Web Development Continued

Today I continued to review the Web Development module. I've begun work on my own website for my assignment and I am very excited to see where it goes. I have also been tracking the Hypnosis stock for some days and although I have not made any gains, It is still very interesting to me that hits songs can be considered an asset class. Will post more information as a part of the project for that module.

Sat. Jul. 23, 2022

Web Development

The Other day I stumbled on a site that allows you to use randomized samples from nature to make music. The layout of the website was very interesting and additionally the samples are procedurally generated. Meaning that the amount of combinations are infinite. This led me to contemplate the amount of technology required to do such a thing. As a result tpday, I spent most of my time in web development out of sheer curosity. I fine it intriguing tho! Will be doing more research in the following days.

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

Music Production and Web Development

Today, I reviewed the music production section and additionally, I took a look at the Virtual Assistant section. I revised the music production section to prepare for my assignment which I have begun to work on. I found the Virtual Assistant section very intriguing today because I've never been previously made aware of it. I could foresee it to be a side hustle good enough to hopefully supplement my music income. I will do more research in the coming days!

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

Video Editing

Today, I focused on educating myself on remote work such as a video editing and travel blogging. I found video editing a little more enticing and interesting because I have struggled for a long time with creating digital assets for my online music brand. Things such as a Spotify Canvas and Promotional Content are imperative to success in this digital age. I'm going to be reviewing this section over the coming days to prepare myself for the project! I'm quite excited.

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

Struggling With Productivity

Today, I decided to re-review the life quality unit. For the last couple of months I've noticed that my quality of life has gone done mainly due to mental issues. I've been suffering from imposter syndrome and it has effected my output immensely. I believe that I need to start being more on top of my time and stress management before it affects my professional work beyond the point of repair.

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

Stocks, Cryptocurrency and HIPGNOSIS

Today I reviewed the investing and coding modules. I learned about risk assessment and the importance of being educated and informed before you invest. Reviewing the stock module specifically, let me to researching this company named Hipgnosis who are doing some pretty exciting things in the music technology space. Essentially, they are experimenting with turning hit songs into a new asset class. As a part of the stocks assignment, I will include their stock within my list of 10.

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

Natural Language Processing

Today at techie youth, i learned about AI and natural language processing. It's been a very informative experience because I believe that AI is the future. I wonder how it could fit into music overall.

Tue. Jul. 12, 2022

Sync Licensing (A Music Industry Hack)

Today, I reviewed the music production section because that is my primary interest. Last year I focused on learning production aspects but upon revisiting I was happy to see that there was a section on sync licensing. I believe that for most musicians, sync licensing is an realistic way to make a living in this industry and I am excited to try it out.

Mon. Jul. 11, 2022

Meaningful Review

To start of the week, I rewatched some videos from last week to review and internalize the material. I took notes as well! Looking forward to diving into more material come tommorow.

Wed. Jul. 6, 2022

What it takes to run a profitable business

Today I learned about the attributes required to run a successful profitable business. As a music entrepreneur and producer i love doing everything myself. However, this is not sustainable long-term and in order to build a succesful enterprise i need to surround myself with people who can specialize in individual roles.

Tue. Jul. 5, 2022

Day 1. A meaningful return.

As a returning techie youth student, today I spent most of my time reviewing the introductory courses from last year. Additionally, I dipped my toes into the writing section of the program. I've grown immensely in my entrepreneurship since last summer and so I noticed that I picked up way more in the business oriented video's vs last year