Day 8

13 May, 2015

Today was really interesting. It wasn’t javascript learning intensive, but more like introduce the tools we are going to use kind of day. We were introduced to: Homebrew — a package manager for OSX which installs the stuff we need as coders that Apple did not; Node.js ® is a platform built on Chrome’s JavaScript runtime for easily building fast, scalable network applications. Node.js uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient, perfect for data-intensive real-time applications that run across distributed devices; SASS is an extension of CSS that adds power and elegance to the basic language. It allows you to use variables, nested rules, mixins, inline imports, and more, all with a fully CSS-compatible syntax.

We had a guest speaker, John Saddington, and it was everything I expected it to be. The speech was a single person dialogue, with time allotted for a Q&A. I definitely have to be more public of what I am doing here at The Iron Yard, and self-advertise myself through social media. This is going to be tough because I really don’t have a huge social media presence. You have to be able to market yourself to make it in the world, no matter your trade skill sets → harsh truth of society.

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