September 29, 2017: Friday News Roundup

Welcome to the weekend and your weekly collection of interesting stuff to read!

A 2×2 Matrix to Help You Prioritize the Skills to Learn Right Now
We know how it is: you’ve got a ton of Udemy courses you’re itching to take… if only you could find the time! If you’re struggling to figure out which new course to queue up first, perhaps this prioritization matrix will help you find the answer.

If You Want To Upgrade Your Data Analysis Skills, Which Programming Language Should You Learn?
Programming courses are always among the most popular on Udemy, but students don’t always know which language to focus on. When it comes to data science, the choice usually comes down to Python vs. R. See if you agree with this author’s breakdown of the differences between the two and which is better for data analysts.

Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s
Why not? It doesn’t matter your age if you have cool ideas and want the digital skills to bring them to life or even plan to launch a second career. The older folks described here will remind you to keep pushing and not be intimidated at the thought of conquering something new.

At More Us Colleges, Video Gamers Get The Varsity Treatment
Hoping for a college scholarship but not much of an athlete? Maybe your gaming skills could open the door for you instead. According to this article, fifty U.S. colleges have established varsity gaming teams, and the number is growing.

For 20 Years The French Have Been Building A Medieval Castle Using Medieval Techniques, And The Result Is Incredible
Sometimes, the modern world can be overwhelming, you know? Maybe that’s why this story grabbed us. The headline says it all: a project in Burgundy has been recreating the lifestyle and building methods of the 13th century, using only using materials and tools from that time period too. It looks pretty magical to us!