Makers Academy Week 3: The Return of the Fun
I can’t believe that my third week has finished and I’m midway through Week 4. That’s a quarter of the course. GULP.
Ah, this week was awesome. It was, in no particular order:
and any other hyperbole I can think of.
What did you do, Rob?
Completed a number of ‘kata’, or small coding challenges on the platform Codewars, ranking up to 6 kyu (which means I’m marginally not useless). That little icon over there ← is me. There’s lots to do, as this week’s objective is to rank up to 5 kyu. That might seem trivial, but I think it’s likely to be the hardest challenge yet.
We built a functioning student directory that runs through Terminal. It stores and loads data into a .csv file and has search functionality. HOW COOL IS THAT?!
It looks a little like this:
It might not look like much, but this is the beginning. This is a working program.
Pair programming is a simple concept. My time is increasingly spent sharing the screen of a fellow Maker via the extremely useful app Screenhero.
We take ‘driving’ positions at the keyboard, while the other ‘navigates’ the problem and acts as a sounding board. Problems get solved a hell of a lot quicker.
Programming is really pleasantly social and far from the sweaty stereotype. Jurassic Park did nothing for coders…
What’s coming up this week?
This week, I will be mostly writing my Github CV and trying to turn my lily-white backside into a harden Codewars warrior. Work on my thousand-yard stare. Or something like that.
Is that you? Is this me, John Wayne?