Day 51 – First Day of MEAN

I didn’t do much coding stuff over the weekend. Before coming in Monday morning, pretty much all I had done was install Node. When I got to the Dojo, instead of the usual morning algorithm whiteboarding session, we watched an algorithm documentary! It was all about how important algorithms are to our daily lives without us even noticing. It was a neat documentary, and it’s available on Netflix if anyone wants to check it out: The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms Continue reading

Looking Back – Python Stack Conclusion

As of today it’s been a week since the end of the Python stack. I’ve been too busy enjoying my time off to write any blog posts. This week is probably the only week off that I’ll get for the whole duration of the bootcamp, so I’ve done my best not to waste it. I’m sitting in my wife’s office as I type this because she’s taking a half day for Continue reading

Day 10 – Last Day of Web Fundamentals

It was pretty laid back today. A few students in our cohort were off taking the yellow belt again all morning, so the Web Fun room felt pretty empty. For the rest of us, it was just a catch-up/general exploration day. My group blazed through our daily algorithms, so instructor Mike had to come up with an extra one to keep us occupied. Continue reading

Day 8+9 – jQuery + APIs + AJAX

Day 8 really stepped up the difficulty with advanced jQuery. Well, now that I’m writing this the morning after day 9 it doesn’t seem like it was that hard, but yesterday was a bit of a struggle too. I can tell that I’ve reached the point where I’m definitely not coasting any more, and I’m excited about it. Continue reading

Day 6 – JavaScript

Finally we started getting into some good stuff today. In my opinion, logic is where the fun begins. JavaScript is definitely not my language of choice, but I think I’ve been getting used to it pretty well. The assignments today were mostly about practicing using and accessing different data structures, but at the end of the day we got into some basic DOM manipulation. Continue reading

Day 4 – Finishing up CSS

Today was the last day of CSS assignments. I got in a bit late this morning because I lost track of time while working on my blog, oops! Luckily I got there just in time for morning algorithms. I realized after a couple days into the bootcamp that all those “pre-bootcamp algorithms” I wrote up over three days were actually Continue reading