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Month to Master

Learn anything in 30 days, with the help of an AI coach

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Max Deutsch
Maker
@_maxdeutsch
Hey PH! I'm excited to be launching the 'Month to Master' app today. Here's the story... Eight months ago, on November 1, 2016, I challenged myself to learn one expert-level skill every month for a year. Since then, I’ve become a grandmaster of memory, learned to draw realistic portraits, solved a Rubik’s Cube in 17 seconds, landed a standing backflip, played a five-minute improvisational blues guitar solo, held a 30-minute conversation in a foreign language, and built a self-driving car. I've personally found these monthly challenges energizing, fulfilling, and joyful, and I hope to share these kinds of experiences with you through the app. The app features an artificially intelligent coach, who guides you through your entire monthly learning pursuit via friendly, informed conversation within the app. You can read more about the app and my project here: https://medium.com/@maxdeutsch/i... I'd love to hear your feedback on the app, as well as what you would most want from an "AI learning coach". Thanks!
Kaben Clauson@kbclauson · Co-Founder, Aop App
@_maxdeutsch Hey Max, love your story behind MtM. Really exciting. I'll share it around.
Max Deutsch
Maker
@_maxdeutsch
@kbclauson Thanks, Kaben!
sam@greaterthan1000 · Assistant Principal. Father of twins.
@_maxdeutsch very nice. I just listened to Matt Cutts on Ted Radio Hour. He allows himself the opportunity to explore new things in depth for 30 days. He thinks of something he always wanted to do in his life. Then he does it. It was an invite to do things he never dreamed of. I listened to the podcast thinking, it would be nice if you had someone to encourage you along the way. Thanks for providing a solution. I will have to check it out.
Max Deutsch
Maker
@_maxdeutsch
@greaterthan1000 Awesome! Thanks, Sam! I'll definitely check out Matt's podcast.
sam@greaterthan1000 · Assistant Principal. Father of twins.
@_maxdeutsch http://pca.st/Flgz starts at 34:00. =)
Max Deutsch
Maker
@_maxdeutsch
@greaterthan1000 Perfect! Thank you
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@greaterthan1000 loved that episode!
Kevin Vu Pham@coffeenframes · Creative Head | Freelancer | Student
Ah, I really wanted to give it a try! Unfortunately, it is not available for iPad nor Android ye :/ However, will keep it in mind when you decide to publish it on other platforms as well! So far thx for sharing with the PH community!
Max Deutsch
Maker
@_maxdeutsch
@coffeenframes Thanks, Kevin! The other platforms are a work-in-progress, but I needed to start somewhere... stay tuned!
Kevin Vu Pham@coffeenframes · Creative Head | Freelancer | Student
@_maxdeutsch Will do! Make sure to tweet it :P so I can easy followup on you haha
Max Deutsch
Maker
@_maxdeutsch
@coffeenframes The best place for updates is probably my Medium https://medium.com/@maxdeutsch
Markus Schuette@markus_schuette
@coffeenframes do people really use iPads?
Kevin Vu Pham@coffeenframes · Creative Head | Freelancer | Student
@markus_schuette yup haha working most of the time with my iPad Pro for digital work (graphic design,journaling and planning) My bag were never that light 😄 . However I agree with you most ppl just use it for media consumption (me included)
Lee Fuhr@cozysd · Founder & Creative Director, Cozy
@coffeenframes @markus_schuette Whoa wait, how are you doing design on an iPad? No Sketch, no Photoshop… Do tell!
Kevin Vu Pham@coffeenframes · Creative Head | Freelancer | Student
@cozysd Procreate is a good price-benefit ratio program to use (5,99 I guess?) It offers PSD support, and the community is super engaged about brushes and overall support for newbies :) And my program of choice currently for e.g .sketching mockups on the go. Affinity Photo is also a powerful option, but it costs more, unfortunately (20ish sth ?) You can check out Brad Colbow on Youtube for deeper insights on both programs :) Hope I could help you!
Lee Fuhr@cozysd · Founder & Creative Director, Cozy
@coffeenframes Ah. Yeah those are great for painting and photo manipulation, so if that covers the kinds of design you're doing, man that's great and I'm jealous. For us, working with other teams on wireframes and web-dev-ready handoffs, the future is still a ways off. In fact, I'm gonna get a desktop next. I'm scaling the wrong way! :)
Kevin Vu Pham@coffeenframes · Creative Head | Freelancer | Student
@cozysd Ah i See so I guess you are looking more for a vector based design program? I've seen people using Autodesk graphic or so. Maybe a tip in case you did not give up on your quest yet :) And maybe someday sketch will release an iPad version haha I wish you and your team however good luck in your efforts! ✌️
SyCo4Sports@saccoallen · me
@cozysd @coffeenframes I use vectr as an app it is easy to use and free.
Vinit Agrawal@vinit_agrawal1 · Co-Founder at Tars (HelloTars.com)
Cool App, Wish i had an iOS device
Noah Kim@wuss · Startup in Progress ▓▓▓▓▓▓▓░░░░ 60%
@vinit_agrawal1 set a goal to build your own iphone out of toothpicks in 30 days. ;P
Max Deutsch
Maker
@_maxdeutsch
@vinit_agrawal1 Thanks, Vinit! Android is currently a work-in-progress
Vinit Agrawal@vinit_agrawal1 · Co-Founder at Tars (HelloTars.com)
@wuss Good idea :D
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I really like this use of a conversational UI. Feels like a teacher in your pocket.
Max Deutsch
Maker
@_maxdeutsch
@rrhoover Thanks, Ryan! That's the idea :)