This week I dusted off my Algebra skills (thanks Khan academy) to build a fahrenheit to celsius converter.
Another task I tackled was creating a prompt and alert that tells the user how many days are in a million seconds.
Of course, I had to figure out the math problems before writing the code.
I programmed that;)
Don’t forget to do your “Hour Of Code”
Okay guys this is where I start speaking in geek. If that is not trending yet; it will be!
One of my assignments this week was to download two types of boilerplates. One is for HTML and the other for CSS. The next task was to install shiftedit.net. This is a live editor, which means I am able to see what the website looks like while I am coding .
I chose shiftedit because it is compatible with my Google chromebook. My mentor @sorriv recommended the Chromebook for programming. I save the code to my Google drive and that gives me the ability to code wherever I go. #awesomesauce
I have also taken an HTML quiz which I scored 100% on!
My very own website is in the making. Coded by me, myself, and I! Right now I’m going back in forth using html and css. I love being able to design and create a site that I can call my own.
If coding interest you I highly recommend using Skillcrush. Here are some of their perks..
- Skill crush uses Mightybell as the “chat room” to connect everyone taking this course. (I am in the Web Development Blueprint.)
- I have met people from all over the world taking this course.
- A few classmates who are also SAHM!
- We get to discuss class material and make post using <code>.
- Last but not least they put together a spotify music playlist to listen to while you code. Hacker style;)
I use W3Schools.com as well, they provide a ton of free information.
So everyone I am off to “my happy place”.
I have found a “new love”.
It’s name is code.
It is addicting.
I am becoming a Geekette!
Let me leave you with a short history lesson of the very first geekette.
The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech
Embrace Change by:Erin Orr
It’s time to buckle down! I am ecstatic to let everyone know that I am now enrolled in a Web Development Blueprint program. woohoo!
This class is offered by Skillcrush.com. There are many different choices when it comes to learning how to code. I have learned so much about technology over the past 30 days. I have reached information overload! That is a good thing, I suppose. I am looking forward to applying my creative energy to the many web applications I will soon develop. The sky’s the limit in this field.
When searching for the right class, I had to consider the following things.
- Flexibility. It is very important since I have children who still depend on me. With his course I can day or night, and at my own pace.
- Being cost efficient is also a big deal. The money I put into this class is well worth the knowledge and skills I will learn in return.
- The class material is very informative and easy to understand.
I have also realized how important networking is in this field.
There are a ton of ways to build up your connections in the tech industry. Below are some of the venues I have considered:
- Meet-up! I searched locally for mothers who want to learn how to code or are already on their path of coding. By doing this we will be able to share the experience and help one another.
- Blogs, blogs, and more blogs….If you don’t have one, start one! You can connect with other bloggers who are sharing their experience.
- Tweet! Twitter is known for connecting people around the world.
If learning to code interest you please do what I did, and go for it!
Don’t wait for someone to ask you to do it. Be the leader. The right time is now. Lets connect!
I did it! I have formed a habit of re-learning Algebra in the morning for at least 30 minutes to an hour. Of course, this means that I am rising at dawn – before my kids are up for the day. Oh what a mom can get done in just 1 hour if she knows the next time she will have to herself is after they fall fast asleep for the night. Which brings me to the second habit I have formed, reading my ‘liberal arts’ assignment in each night. I usually read at least 20 pages during this time, if I’m feeling froggy I’ll leap for more!
Here is a blog posted by Uncollege.org that explains why habits work.
The new book is “A Whole New Mind: Why Right -Brainers Will Rule the Future“. My mentor/husband @sorriv chose this one as well because he believes Daniel Pink (@DanilePink) does a great job in explaining the human traits that are essential for personal and professional success/happiness.
I have always been interested in neuroscience so the title of this one pulled me in. Stay tuned to my blog as I highlight the lessons learned from this book. For those who don’t know me personally I am “right brained”. At least, I think I am.
I also just finished the 10-day boot camp at skillcrush.com and I am coming out of it with a good understanding of what a programmer has to know and understand to be successful. I feel confident that learning to be a computer programmer is something that I can do. Kudos for me! I really enjoyed this FREE boot-camp. After reading and completing each task for the day I found myself looking ahead to see what I would be learning the next day. Curious? I think so! Would you believe me if I told you it was super fun as well? I am a hands-on learner and what I liked most was being able to practice what was taught within the interface provided. I learned the basics of HTML along with some Ruby. I thought it was awesome to able to go back in the saved code throughout the week and update or change what I did before. I have bookmarked a great HTML resource and recommend you leverage it too! I recommend using SkillCrush to determine if you are interested in learning to code. Thanks @SkillCrush
I have had, what I would consider an amazing start to hacking my education! I finished my first reading assignment, a coding class, and most importantly I’ve formed two habits! This mom has got skills. 🙂
I am about 10 days into hacking my education. I have learned so much since starting this journey – and it’s only been a little over a week! I’m still trying to find time to balance meeting the demands of my family and learning time. If I told you there was a set time of day I am able to carve out, or that it’s easy, I would be lying. It’s hard work, as it should be.
So let me show you what I have accomplished. On the first night I wrote some sample code based on a lesson provided. I did not do this with my imagination, it was part of a lesson. The instructions were to use the HTML tags
that were taught in the lesson that day. Nevertheless, it’s a start and I am proud of it.
To the left of the image is the HTML code whereby I programmed a heading and a paragraph. To the right of the image is the result.
I am very excited about learning to code. I have signed up for a 10-day boot camp (yes ladies I said boot camp and it’s not the get-you-ripped kind). The organization that offers the boot camp is called Skill Crush
Then, the following night I accomplished all of what you see in this picture.
I learned that HTML has over 50 different tags
? I’m still learning them all, but I am catching on quick. Skill Crush
has also taught me the difference between the Internet and the world wide web. What a website vs. a web application is, and the type of coding languages used to program each. It’s amazing how much you can learn in 7 days and still be a stay-at-home mom that plays with kids, does some laundry, has play dates, etc. If this is something you would like to learn I encourage you to join me in hacking your education. You can give advice or ask questions below.
There has been a lot of “talk” about women in the tech world lately. Here is a quote from Sheryl Sanburg, author of Lean In
. “Talking can transform minds, which can transform behaviors, which can transform institutions.
” So let’s talk! After all we are the “millennials
Bring on the code!