"CHIME FOR CHANGE is teaming with Twitter and Women Who Code to host a hackathon to create mobile app solutions to support girls and women around the world, and to celebrate the power of women in tech."
I went. I coded. I learned. Fun was had by all.
I’m also still very tired.
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Pure awesome. Shout out to Cricket (http://theinternauts.tumblr.com/) for the find.
I’m asked questions about why I made the design choices I did, reminding me of my college seminar days: Explain your position, take any potential criticism, pivot as necessary, but ask probing questions so you can answer the central question: why is that way better than this way? What did I miss?
I’m called out on bad habits I didn’t even realize were bad.
Occasionally I’m complimented on a particular code snippet or thought, reminding me that even in my complete n00bness I still have moments where I shine.
Bugs are caught, giving me a clear idea of the types of questions I should be asking myself next time to cover edge cases. Large takeaway in that realm is that I shouldn’t take instructions quite so literally, instead I should go for a broad interpretation.
I’m introduced to new tools/gems/awesomeness I was unaware of before. Newest example being fileutils. No you don’t need to create your own method to copy your file; someone else already did that. Use the wheel your fellow man has crafted for you!
By coding and refactoring hard-core on simple problems (my last coding challenge was functional and passing all the relevant tests within 24 hours of receiving it; I spent the next week before the deadline refactoring it and reading books on OOP and comparing my code to best practices) I’m getting a better idea of where I am right now and where I need to be to meet my admittedly perfectionist standards. But there’s only far theory and solo implementation can take you; more experienced engineers reviewing your code is invaluable. Coding challenges from potential employees hit both those marks.
It’s been a good few weeks.
codewithsalar and I built this:
Pure awesome from a fellow Boot.
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Stumbled across this when I was looking for an explanation for the “false” in event handlers like this:element1.addEventListener('click',doSomething2,false)
What is that false for? What’s it doing there!? This article answers that question and more.
THIS IS CHANGING MY WORLD