"Hello, World!": week 3

So, it's hump day of my third week of code school bootcamp, and ma synapses are burnin'. Week 3 day 3 corresponds to our third day of JavaScript, and this class is rapidly burning through the pre-learning that I've managed to accumulate through years of poking my nose into books, tutorials, free "crash courses" and digging through source code for snippets I could "borrow" for my own projects.

I do catch some flack in school for being ahead of the curve compared to a lot of people in the class, but I know it's coming from the stress everybody is under, trying to make sense of all this information that's being hurled our way. I know I would feel the same way were I in their shoes. And, it won't be long until I'm in territory just as new to me as it is to them. After all, we'll be starting Ruby in a week and 1/2.

In the meantime, I try to help out as much as I can, explaining logic and syntax for things I have a good handle on. Often, I find myself talking my way into a better or more efficient way of coding a particular solution than the one that I had already written in my own code.


Okay, time for a nightcap.

"Hello, World!": week 2

Writing now from near the end of week 2 of my Iron Yard coding boot camp, and I'm kinda feeling like this dude:

TFW you've been coding for 9 days straight...

TFW you've been coding for 9 days straight...

My sister asked me how class was going, and I replied "My brain is getting fuller every day!", and that's kinda how it feels.  We've been speeding through HTML, CSS, command-line usage, flexbox, and HTML forms, and we've only had 9 classes! In the next 2 weeks we'll be getting into javascript, and after that it'll be on to back-end developing with Ruby.

More to come...

New Project: "Hello, World!"

Welcome back, folks. Today I'm starting a new project, which is upgrading my self. Today was my first day at The Iron Yard, a code school here in Indianapolis. The Iron Yard has campuses around the country, but in Indy I'm enrolled in the Web Development Career Path course, where, in 12 weeks, I hope to come out the other end with the skills to land a job in web development. 

Now, I know what some of you are thinking: Jason, you have a website! I'm reading it right now! Why the hell do you need a class?!?

Well, to be honest, right now Squarespace is doing the heavy lifting for this site. I type things in boxes and click this and that, and poof! these pages appear. Nobody is going to hire me to design their website in Squarespace. Not for any kind of meaningful salary, anyway. So, here I am! Picking up a new hustle.

Today was all about brushing up on some fundamentals, getting comfy with Terminal and the command line, and getting to know my fellow students. Everyone is really on board, helping each other out, and I get the feeling we'll all have each other's backs for the next three months and on.

More news as news develops! Thanks for stopping by.