This week in coding… I went down the DevTips Youtube rabbit hole and loved everything I watched. Some of my favorite videos include:
This is a reminder that I just need to create version 1 of my portfolio and stop obsessing over whether it will be THE ONE to make or break my career.
I loved this one because it kind of confirmed my thoughts on CSS Frameworks outlined here… it took me a week to figure out what CSS Frameworks are. I’m not staunchly against them now, but given my level of comfort with the fundamentals I’m okay sticking with that until the need to prototype quickly becomes a priority.
As I’m typing this all, I’m just thinking about how exhausted I am but I’ve only begun. Unfortunately, this week I didn’t actually work on my portfolio or WordPress boilerplate at all. I was so focused on trying to finish this course and sort of tidy up my resources. I’m one of those people who can’t function unless everything is organized and things have gotten a little messy over the past few weeks of lax study.
Self-paced coding training and/or activities:
Good Reads & Resources:
- I wrote about my #HackForGood experience and interviewing for technical positions.
- My First Contribution to Open Source **great takeaways that I think could apply to attending hackathons too!
- The Practical Guide to Becoming a Professional Web Developer
- What I Learned from #100daysofcode.She shared a lot of lessons and one that resonated with me was writing tutorials. I can’t say that I’ve really attempted that but even trying to explain some of concepts and skills I’m learning is extremely tedious and sometimes I feel like it’s good practice (for interviews) but then other times I’m like “I should really be coding and not writing about what I’m doing.” So I’m definitely thinking that through.
- Starting with Nothing
- None this week
Plans for next week:
- Continue working on WordPress boilerplate
- Create skeleton of my starter portfolio
- Resume PracticalJS to-do list app creation
- Play around with Atom text editor (I’ve been trying out other editors. Right now I’m currently using Notepad++ for random editing and NetBeans for almost everything else.)
PS: my reading list is smaller now, mostly I overwhelm myself sometimes with too many resources so I’m trying to trim that fat.