A few months ago I started getting bored with the things I was doing - 3D modelling, photomanipulation, even the little coding I did - and I really wanted to try and learn something new, but I had no idea what.
One day, I stumbled upon an article on Medium written by someone from FreeCodeCamp about a course on their YouTube channel featuring Excel.
While my previous experiences with Excel in high school weren't that good, I still liked the idea of knowing how to use the software. I always liked watching people use it to do complex things, and it always fascinated me, but I didn't think I can learn it.
So, I went to their YouTube channel, and I followed their course.
It's almost 2 hours and 30 minutes long, and it takes you through building multiple projects in order to learn different tools and methods to use the software.
Honestly, after I was done with the course I couldn't believe just how easy the basics of Excel actually are, and even more important, how many things you can do by simply knowing the basics.
You can automate so many things when it comes to calculating... well, whatever you need to calculate. I built different Excel files for different things I do on my computer, and believe me, it's so much easier to have the software do most of the work for you, while all you do is to type in the data.
I thought I'd share this with you because, who knows, maybe there are people out there who want to learn Excel and are looking for a very simple course that teaches them the basics without too much headache.
And if you didn't think about learning Excel until now, well, maybe it's time you gave it a shot. It's actually extremely useful.
Oh and if you don't want to buy the software or don't want to get it in other... ways, you can simply use Libre Office. Most of the concepts apply to Libre Office as well, so you can have pretty much the same power, in a free package!
Anyway, here's the link to the video: