Rake this, rake that, rake db:migrate, rake spec, rake is one command I have been entering into the console all week here at Code Fellows. It has been a busy week since my last post about the ruby on rails bootcamp I am doing this month and next.
We have made tons of headway though. We’ve blown through 7 chapters in the Rails in Action book, built an app a day, burned through Code School courses and even given a lightning talk to our classmates. Theres still more to come!
The mentor program is about to kick into gear and next week we will be focusing more on our partner project which will be a lot of fun. We will be practicing full agile/scrum development using Pivotal Tracker so we will have some tangible real world experience working as a team on a software project.
Tomorrow is Friday, thankfully. Although Friday’s here are pretty awesome as well. We are supposed to have a couple of really cool speakers in the morning and one of them is a workshop on Ember.js.
Stay tuned for more updates, I will continue to document my journey to becoming a software engineer right here as well as my random adventures and interests :D
Happy Mother’s Day
Another great day at CodeFellows. Things are moving quick and I think the pace is about to pick up even more in a day or two. We went over the basics of object oriented design and reviewed our homework from the day before. My fellow classmates had some good questions on the previous lesson, everyone is really getting into learning mode.
Tomorrow we’re going into chapter 3 of the RIA book which gets into the whole agile methodology which I am really excited to learn more about. Writing stories and managing the prototype of AresBuilder with Tom last year was a fun exercise.
I didn’t grab any of the food cart stuff yesterday or even today. However a Louisiana Hot link caught my eye and was totally worth it.
During the second half of the day we worked on our studies and had brief interviews to determine teams for an ongoing project. My partner Kevin and I will be working on an Interview Scheduling app together. I am looking forward to collaborating with him on the project.
Had a great first day at #codefellows and got some #neato #swag too. Made a few new friends, I hope to learn and remember the rest of my classmates name’s in the next week.
We worked through chapter one of Rails 4 in Action and so far its pretty good. I have worked through the Ruby on Rails Tutorial by Michael Hartl once or twice before and I think its a little more polished. Looking forward to getting a few more chapters in to really get a good feel for the book.
The class is using Canvas and for the most part it does a good job. Theres a few quirks but Mike had warned me about that from his experience at UW.
Finally after a few months of talking about it, we got our A-board finished up. Now when we are at the shop printing we can set the sign out to draw attention to the shop. Next step is a sign for the front of the shop.
I am a little worried that people will interrupt printing, but if it brings more prospects, then its not really an interruption is it ;)
“The mug you chug” - @geoffreydodd (at Philadelphia Fevre)
Stuff in a pot, Coq au Vin #homecookin #frenchie
Some freebie #bitcoin shirts for #btcshirtsco, real #btc shirts coming soon! #unauthorizedprints (at Unauthorized Screen Printing)
New state of the art squeegee, excited to put it to work at in the screen printing shop.
These are actually pretty impressive in terms of overall design and ease of use. I found they had more grip on the squeegee blade than my previous handles which made printing marginally better. It definitely works well with opaque inks like white on black shirts.