Craig Rodrigues!

Learning to Code: Week 23 - Git & Github

TOTAL πŸ…Β  THIS WEEK:Β 24

Goals For This Week:

  1. Email 5 people on my alumni list
  2. Eloquent Javascript Chapter 4 (RE-READ)
  3. Code School Parts 2 and 3
  4. Get Jekyll installed or a simple blog and personal page (wordpress?)
  5. Section 4 JS: Understanding the Weird Parts

October 13, 2016Β πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

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October 15, 2016Β πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

  • Git and Github Course at General Assembly (SLIDES HERE)
    • Origin = Remote repository
    • Master = name of main branch
    • Working with the command line
    • Push and pull from the origin.
    • Local repos held on local machine. No need for internet.
    • Written in C by Linus Torvald
    • Keeps track of the Delta only so it is lightweight (changes between chars only)
    • All commands: > git <space> <commands> …
    • Can go backwards and forwards in time.
    • Git checkout <num>
    • Git checkout master/HEAD
    • Github and making a repository from my local machine
    • Pulling and pushing to the remote repo
    • Branching

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October 16, 2016Β πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

  • Code School JavaScript: Part 2 Completed
  • JavaScript: The Weird Parts
    • Objects, Functions, and β€˜this’
    • Arrays: Collections of anything
  • Volunteered for a few hours for Connect.Tech and met some very cool people.

October 17, 2016Β πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

  • Not much straight coding done today, but I did get out to the Atlanta Javascript meetup and met more cool people I want to connect with.

October 18, 2016

    • Sent out some emails today finally!
    • One email response below from HQ an App Academy Alumni now working at Uber:

Was the quality of the instructors/TA's at App Academy world class?

I would say yes. Β That's not to say that they're among the best developers in the worldβ€”obviously not. But they are some of the best combinations of teaching ability, empathy, and intelligence that you're liable to find anywhere. Turns out, that's extremely hard to find. Also, the quality of the curriculum is as large of a role as the quality of the instructors, and the curriculum is fantastic.

If you could do it all over again would you have attended App Academy? Is the job guarantee a massive factor in that decision?

Yes. The job guarantee is not a large factor there at all, I'd probably attend App Academy again even if there were no job guarantee. (It protects a very small and minuscule downside). The interest-free loan that they essentially give you (deferred tuition) is really what's valuable, the quality and intensity of instruction, and the caliber of your peers.

Knowing what you know now, what would you have studied more of BEFORE you entered App Academy?

Probably more algorithms. Would've started delving into algorithms and data structures more heavily.

Did you feel you could've gotten a job anywhere in the country once you started searching? (Maybe NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, etc)

Yes. Atlanta I'd be a little less sure of, but NYC and Chicago absolutely.

October 19, 2016Β πŸ…πŸ…

  • Re-reading Chapter 4 of EJS. It makes 100% more sense now after JS: The Weird Parts. It feels like I was asleep when I first read this chapter.
  • Still a bit rocky on the final problem since the book never really addressed that iterating over properties in an object allows you to put the current one into a variable of your choosing.
  • The Opposite of the Open Office
  • Recruiters, what kind of CS projects impress?

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Learning to Code: Week 24 - Connect.Tech

Learning to Code: Week 22 - Understanding The Weird Parts