Learning to Code: Week 20 – Picking Bootcamps

TOTAL ๐Ÿ…ย THIS WEEK: 10

Goals For This Week:

  1. Finish Problem Set 7 and 8.
  2. Decide next steps and pick a bootcamp to attend. Flesh out bootcamp spreadsheet.
  3. Hit 30+ pomodoros.

September 22, 2016ย ๐Ÿ…

  • Did a tiny bit more work on my spreadsheet.
  • More messages and research on bootcamps.
  • Turing.io looks good. Jeff Casimir has a good track record and background. Also the bootcamp being 7 months and taught by the same people year after year is a different outlook than what I see from other camps that just have expanded like crazy. Also Turing is a non-profit.
  • Downsides are that it is in Colorado, meaning I would need housing/food/etc. Also it is 7 months versus the regular 3 month format of other bootcamps. 7 months away is incredibly tough.
  • Here is Turingโ€™s report on 2015 which is surprisingly candid.

September 23, 2016 (None)

September 24, 2016ย ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

  • This video interview has really great insights on coding bootcamps and interviewing.
  • Attended Code Newbie meetup!
  • 2nd part of above interview.

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Learning to Code: Week 19 – Server.c

TOTAL ๐Ÿ…ย  THIS WEEK: 23

Goals For This Week:

  1. Finish Problem Set 6 and 7.
  2. Decide next steps and pick a bootcamp to attend.
  3. Hit 30+ pomodoros.

September 16, 2016ย ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

  • In hotel in the morning working on load function yet again.
  • Still working on load and parse. Yup.
  • Got load and parse and lookup completed. Calling it for today leaving only one function left – Indexes.
    • Complete the implementation of indexes in such a way that the function, given a /path/to/a/directory, returns /path/to/a/directory/index.php if index.php actually exists therein, or /path/to/a/directory/index.html if index.html actually exists therein, or NULL. In the first of those cases, this function should dynamically allocate memory on the heap for the returned string.

September 17, 2016ย ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

  • On the way back to Atlanta in a car for 8-9 hours. Laptop fully charged, letโ€™s go.
  • I spent a lot of time writing my Parse function using the strtok function, however their were edge cases that required checking for multiple spaces in there so using strtok wouldnโ€™t work since if you choose the delimiter, it will ignore ALL of them no matter how many are there. So it couldnโ€™t check if there were 2+ in there.
  • However I could just traverse the entire line manually…hmmm.

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Learning to Code: Week 18 – Problem Set 6 “Lookup”

TOTAL ย ๐Ÿ… THIS WEEK: 26

Goals For This Week:

  1. Finished โ€œLinked List Problems.โ€ (abandoned)
  2. Finish Problem Set 6 and 7.
  3. Do 25+ pomorodos.

September 08, 2016ย ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

  • Weekly goal planning. Saturday I have a good stretch of 8 hours to work. I must take advantage of it.
  • Week 7 Section Videos
    • HTTP
    • CSS
    • HTML
    • Sdfasdf
  • My invite to the RMOTR OOP course got mixed up and was listed as Sept 29th instead of Aug 29th, but Santiago sent me a recording of it. Also he invited me to their class on Monday night which I will attend.
  • Udacity – Object Oriented Javascript Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAwxTw4SYaPmRCRPu9EjK-fWSccPwTOnc
  • Week 7 Shorts (videos)
    • CSS
    • HTML
    • HTTP

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Week 18

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Learning to Code: Week 17 – Problem Set 5 “Mispellings”

TOTAL ๐Ÿ…ย  THIS WEEK: 30

Goals For This Week:

  1. Finished โ€œLinked List Problemsโ€
  2. Finish CS50 Problem Set 5 (9/4)
  3. Get 20+ pomodoros (9/5)

September 01, 2016 ย ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

  • Solution to InsertSort() now that the above function works correctly.

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