Week 20: Demo Day

Becoming a self-taught programmer is a lonely road. Most of your time is spent sitting in a room by yourself staring at a computer screen.

There is no one around to help you when you get stuck or to motivate you when you get down. There is no one around to celebrate with when you have a good day or to make small talk with when you need a break.

Sure, there are online tools like social media and community forums to help provide some human interaction but they are no substitute for being face to face with other people. Continue reading “Week 20: Demo Day”

Project: Use the Twitch.tv API (Part 1)

I recently completed the last intermediate project in freeCodeCamp’s Front End Developer Certification. The project required building an application using the Twitch API.

Since so many people use freeCodeCamp (fCC), I thought I would share what went into creating the app and some of the challenges I ran into along the way.

Spoiler alert: there were a lot of challenges in this one.

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Weeks 18 and 19: Tunnel Vision

Sorry it has been a couple of weeks since I posted a recap. I have had a bad case of tunnel vision caused by all the projects I have been working on recently.

I’ve also been busy with the Code Newbie Challenge. You may have seen the hashtag #CNC2018 floating around.

When I wasn’t working on a project or a Code Newbie challenge, I was plugging away at my JavaScript and the DOM lessons at Treehouse.

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Project: Build a Wikipedia Viewer

I recently completed the third intermediate project from freeCodeCamp’s Front End Development Certification. The goal of the project was to create a Wikipedia Viewer.

In keeping with tradition, I am going to discuss what went into completing the project, what I was hoping to accomplish, and what challenges I faced along the way.

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Week 17: Projects Projects Projects

I mentioned in last week’s blog that I have been focusing on my freeCodeCamp (fCC) projects recently.

I spent most of the last week working on my Local Weather app, which you can read more about here. It was the first project that I have worked on where I needed to access an API so there were a lot of Google searches involved.

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Project: Show the Local Weather

The past couple of weeks my primary focus has been on completing the Intermediate projects for freeCodeCamp’s Front End Developer Certification.

First up was the Build a Random Quote Machine project, which you can read more about here.

This time around the challenge was to create an app that would show the local weather.

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