I get an itch that gets worse when I proceed to another concept before mastering the current one. This would be fine in most cases, but not when you're learning quantum computing at the age of 17. Let's just say, the rabbit hole opportunities are plenty. I'll often encounter some esoteric concept I don't get, and spend several hours trying to understand it, to finally come to the conclusion that it requires graduate-level maths.
I'm learning to fight that itch by focusing on understanding what really matters. Efficient use of time is the motive. ⏳
As far as what I've done, not many "showcase" things to share but a lot of under-the-hood knowledge gained:
- Finished up with linear algebra prereq knowledge
- Phase kickback
- Deutsche's Algorithm
- Dabbled in nuclear magnetic resonance for quantum hardware
As always, helpful resources will be linked below! Also, I enrolled in a year-long course covering quantum computing taught by MIT and Oxford researchers, enjoying it so far! 😄🙌
What I haven't done:
Quantum programming! Last month, I promised to start with Qiskit (library for QC programming) but I got held up on quantum mechanics! I'm announcing this here to keep me accountable this month to build at least one working project! No excuses.