Ultralearning… I hadn’t heard this term until recently when I started an audiobook with the title. I’ve been on a productivity audiobook kick recently (Atomic Habits, So Good They Can’t Ignore You) and Ultralearning popped up in my recommendations. As I started reading the book I realized that this is exactly how I learned how to code. About 5 years ago I went from not knowing how to code to working at a startup in about 7 months. How did I do it? I guess I used ultralearning which the author Scott Young describes as “self-directed and intense” learning. In his book Young describes 9 key components and I thought it would be interesting to break down my experience with each idea while learning to code and how it lines up with Young’s list.