Learning to Code: Week 26
November 02, 2016
- On flight to SF from ATL. Stop-over in Austin.
- Practical JS
- Interlude - Don't wonder about things the debugger can tell you
- Version 8 - Getting Data From Inputs (starting to look more like a usable app!)
- Added buttons to:
- Add todo
- Delete todo
- Change todo
- Toggle completed
- Finished Version 9 - Escape From the Console
- No longer work out of the console so all functions that print to it have been removed.
- Created a “view” object that manipulated the DOM via ul and li elements.
- All of objects handle very specific things.
- TodoList = only for the todo list data.
- Handlers = only handles user input.
- View = only handles displaying the current status of the todo list.
- Interlude - Functions Inside of Functions
- Buzzwords: “Higher order functions” and “Callback functions”
- Practical JS
- MakerSquare Tour
- I thought I had it originally scheduled for 3PM EST (6PM PST), but it turns out it was 3PM PST. So I got there very late.
- However with luck we were able to get a tour of the place. Met with Zac who is an instructor/former student.
- Cohort size is ~25.
- Small intimate space.
- Lectures and personal talks.
- Talked about application process.
- Family is an important value here.
November 03, 2016
- SF Vacation
November 04, 2016
- App Academy
- Not a real tour. Dropped in.
- Cohorts of about 80 people.
- Only saw half of the space. We weren’t allowed to into the “pair programing area”
- Supposedly only accepts 3%
- No scholarships
- Job support extends for the foreseeable future. You can come back later and get help.
- CODE 2040
- Found randomly after visiting the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.
- Tristan Walker founded Code2040, an internship program designed to bring Latino and black engineering undergrads to Silicon Valley.
- Jessica gave us a cool tour of their office and we got some neat swag.
- I really like their mission and will look to volunteer/help any way I can.
- Wish an organization like this were around when I was in school.
- Hack Reactor
- My tour of Hack Reactor was the only scheduled professional tour I had actually.
- There were a lot more people than I expected (10 maybe).
- Had time after the interview to ask more questions. I asked a lot of questions. Everyone except one other guy left when the first part was over.
- Split into three floors with two groups of Juniors/Seniors on one floor. The other two groups on another.
- Run every 7 weeks.
- Payment is due 14 days before the start date of cohort (in full)
- The middle floor is for lectures/staff/parties.
- They reimburse gym fees.
- They have a kitchen and free flowing coffee.
- This was the largest space out of all we visited.
November 05, 2016
- SF Vacation
November 06, 2016
- Southwest Wifi sucks and it’s $8. I don’t recommend it.
- Did some JS Fundamentals to Functional Frontend Masters on the plane (taught by someone at Hack Reactor)
- Reddit: Should I put up projects I made learning tutorials on my GitHub?
November 07, 2016
- More JS Fundamentals to Functional Frontend Masters
- Reddit: Getting Rejected From Every Position
- Reddit: I've started a new channel of me doing LeetCode/Interview questions. Let me know what you think!
- Reddit: To those that regularly practice on LeetCode: Does it help?
- Pramp: Practice Coding Interviews For Free
- Cool Website: Web Design in Four Minutes
November 08, 2016
- JS Fundamentals to Functional Frontend Masters
- Arguments and Parameters
- How to Get an Interview at (Almost) Any Company
When you have narrowed a job search down to a few top places where you really want to interview and perhaps your qualifications fall a bit short of the company’s ideal candidate, a bit of extra customized effort can make a major difference in your results. Most people tend to use elaborate cover letters or resume delivery methods, which may work sometimes but aren’t entirely original. Sending a box of cookies with a hidden resume inside might get some attention, but methods like this don’t elevate you as a candidate so much as they make you appear willing to bribe.
- Ran through a few CodeWars problems at work. Got more practice using .reduce method.