In this lockdown, what new skills have you learned?

poomansukhani5 profile image Pooja Mansukhani ๐Ÿ’ป ใƒป1 min read

They say we should be able to put new things on our resume every 6 months. What skills have you learned since March? Have you utilized this time to update your skills?
For me:

  1. C (on the way)
  2. Git
  3. I finished a few online courses provided by google & TCS.
  4. Attended some advance Angular training.
  5. DS (on the way)
  6. Finally, I decided to start working on my portfolio.
  7. I joined twitter so that daily I can learn new things from twitter dev family too.

If you didn't add any new skills in your resume please start today. Not too much daily try to learn at least two new things. Before sleeping just ask yourself what you learned today? Keep practicing.

Happy Learning, Keep Learning .....


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I'm working on learning Spanish.


Genial, ยฟquรฉ tal estรก yendo el proceso?


No comprendo. Haha. I understand about half of that. Maybe I'll come back and answer in another month or two. ๐Ÿ˜€

I'll translate it for you: Great, how is the process going?

"yendo" comes from the verb "to go", in Spanish "ir".
In the above sentence "yendo" translates to "going".

Nice .. I will try to learn it in future.


I heard the most complicated part about learning Spanish is verbs, they are quite weird even for Spanish people. I didn't fully learn them in school, I still struggle sometimes.

I'm starting to understand the verbs and their different forms, but some get me tripped up. I would say it's much less tricky than English so far. I'm only about a month in though, so I'm sure the app is still taking it easy on me.

Yeah, I think they are easier than English as they don't have irregular forms, but there are loads of different conjugations which make it more time consuming to get to know all of them. We don't use many of them in informal jargon, but in formal situations, they are used.

I will be glad to help out sometime if you have any doubts!


It's somewhere in between. It's slow going, so the hard part is staying motivated. I'm using Duolingo which is really good at gamifying the learning, which helps a lot.


Love this!
I started an immersive software engineering boot camp, Momentum@Morehouse and I'm super-pumped (also a bit terrified) about my new career path. On the way, I've learned:

  • That I love being a night owl
  • CSS
  • That I really can multi-task like the people on TV!
  • JavaScript (working on it)
  • That therapy is a 'must have' in my budget
  • Python (working on it)
  • That coding can be addictive!
  • Django is not just a movie staring Jamie Fox

Most of all, I've found a home and am building my tribe, my pack and an awesome family in this crazy, wonderful world of technology!


Iโ€™m just going to leave this here: it is ridiculous to assume you would spend your time at home during a global pandemic to learn new skills. Working on your own all day, trying best you can to comprehend what is going on and what is expected of your work is a skill set in itself. Donโ€™t buy into the myth that you need to spend your free time productively, instead focus on mental health, getting some rest and exercising.

That being said, I have learned a lot about graphql, mostly because a couple of projects needed it. And Iโ€™ve learned that working from home is not for me.


Started learning Chinese!
Also got started with meta learning strategies.
My next read is Maggie Appleton's Building A Second Brain Illustrated Notes.
They're beautiful!

Also prepping for the DP-100 Certification!


Well, in this lockdown probably my skill learning can be divided into 80% non-tech and 20% tech-related.

On the tech side, I've learned about Next.js, VIM and due to my job, I'm restarting to pick up Angular, TypeScript, SASS...

I also have a Haskell course, I recently signed up, that I'll be doing on the side. ๐Ÿ˜…


So I finally broke into the JS world.

Coming from a C# Back-end Developer Role it's been something i've long thought about learning however never had the time to do it. So I threw myself in at the deep-end and decided to go all out and make a project using only JS (node & express primarily)

It's been a great experience so far and i'm learning so much!

Nice to see what everyone else has been learning about on here too!


Yeah I also feel like everyone is learning in a good way.


I have learnt javaScript and polished my skills in HTML, CSS, MySql and Python. Currently, I am learning the basic maths required to get into Machine Learning and by the way, I have also started to work on my portfolio. ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy Coding!!


I leaned react(ant design, redux, gatsbyjs), django
created a small portfolio too keshavjha.me


I just saw your portfolio. Its really great. Nice work...
i also learned react lil bit but then got some angular project so not able to continue. I will also try to make one project in react, Thanks for sharing ur skills.


Thank you so much, I appreciate the compliment.
I liked the ReactJs, Hope you will also find your Interest in it :)
I tried AngularJs a couple of years ago, but I had not much understanding of javascript at that moment, so I found it quite tough. After that never got a chance to learn it or use it in any of my projects.


Well I learned Angular+2 and right now I'm practicing and after that I want to learn Ionic (Because I know angular ) but I really want to learn Flutter.


Cooking bcz it's my hobby๐Ÿ›
2 courses from online platform๐Ÿ“
Mobile piano some theme musics again hobby๐ŸŽต
Explore twitter Dev Community (Most useful thing)โœ…
Made 1 YouTube video for my college ๐ŸŽต
Lose 6kgs still in progress...๐Ÿ˜œ


Hey hai pooja, I'm not from Frontend background. But learnt linux kernel performance tuning and some best practices for Agile development. Something more professionally required. And since your are a Frontend beginner would like to give a takeaway for you. Happy Coding ๐Ÿฅ‚
Link : roadmap.sh/frontend


Thank you so much for sharing this link. Yeah basically not new in frontend working for last 5 years but yeah in DS & C I am new, So thank. Stay connected,.


Can I use this link roadmap.sh/frontend in my upcoming blog? It will really help me.

Sure with pleasure ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


Setting priorities. I answer to my daughter knocking on my office room door even when Iโ€™m in meetings. Sheโ€™s too young to understand what Iโ€™m doing there, everybody loves seeing her on video and no meeting is that important that Iโ€™d not let her in :D


Did a few things, as well as getting lost with the "free" time as I was unemployed for the most part since then:

  1. Kept my practices on ReactJS and React Native, now I feel comfortable with my knowledge
  2. Finally updated my LinkedIn profile with my tech skills. I came from a different area and I was procastinating in updating as I didn't feel confident enough about my skills. Learned that I have to show up for these things, a lot of oportunities have appeared after it
  3. Solidified Docker knowledge
  4. Worked on some projects for my portfolio
  5. Got into a routine for learning a new language, currently diving on Mandarin for the past months

Always looking to not overwhelm me with the amount of information out there, taking things slow and learning as I can.

Thanks for sharing!


I just learned.. well not learned, maybe just found out that you can play around that arduino thingy with python..
I'm kinda late knowing this.. duh

so many knowledge out there that I want to know.. yet so little brain capacity that I have


Nice! I've written a register based vm and now I'm learning about compiler development!


That's so great. Keep learning ...


I learned Django and React in lockdown and created my site. Check here codeperfectplus


Wow, that's so nice. I have also started working on my own site.


Been working through Jason Fedinโ€™s advanced C course on Udemy. Only three sections left ๐Ÿคฉ. Studying to take the CompTIA Security+ exam in the near future.


Udemy is really good choice. Keep learning ...


Continuing to learn Python and Arabic :)


I learned MongoDB and Mongoose as well as improving my knowledge of Node and Redux.


Great MongoDB is my next task...


I'm actually learning how to play the synthesizer! Got myself a Moog Grandmother just recently โ€” woot!


HTML5, CSS3, JAVASCRIPT and currently ReactJS


From scratch: Javascript, React, Node, CSS, WSGI
Improved my data engineering skills by building more advanced applications
Also improved my Python skills.


Great some good skills added ๐Ÿ˜Š


I too have learnt Python, Spring Boot and Kafka in this world wide lockdown. Thanks for sharing motivational blog. Happy Learning! Enjoy Learning!


Thank you so much for your kind appreciation Mukesh