Beyond what you’re learning on Codecademy, what kind of projects and coding practice have you done to hone your coding skills as you work through the course material?
I am in my second year of college for graphic design. We are learning code and I am loving it. Were are using HTML and CSS for our projects. Codecademy has helped me immensely with understanding and sorting out the way I think and understand code. I am getting 92-98% in my assignments. This week I will be continuing on with HTML and hoping to get into CSS. I think I am also dreaming of myself coding. I love the patterns and logic of code. I also enjoy figuring out where I made the error (as long as it does not last more than an hour lol).
How it started: Good!
How its going: Great!
Codecademy has allowed me to explore my interest in coding and helped me automate some tasks to make me more efficient in my workplace.
Here are some things that I have done to practice and go beyond the course material ever since I started with Codecademy:
- I went through 30 Days of ML | Kaggle. It’s a course that gets you to practice more machine learning and refresh some python basics. A highlight of this for me was the focus in idiomatic scikitlearn, I was able to see how the different scikitlearn commands were supposed to interact and be used in concert.
- I visualized my Steam Purchase History so that I could practice Codecademy’s Beautiful Soup Lesson.
- I learned about Plotly, specifically its Python API, from a few Youtube videos and the official documentation.
- I wrote an article on Medium about clean code. It was specifically written in Codecademy material somewhere that we were encouraged to try writing on Medium.
- I made a presentation with Jupyter to learn how to make slideshow presentations with Jupyter.
- I debugged some python-related issues in an opensource project on Github.
- I added a feature to an existing open-source app hosted on GitHub. Generate Data Visualizations from App Data by max-torch · Pull Request #3 · Pazitos10/time-tracker (github.com)
I got an internship at a company as a front end developer, hoping that it will turn into a full-time paid position soon. I finished the web dev codecademy course in March of this year, it hasn’t been easy to get a chance, lots of rejections.
I often try things that are related to my work or that I think might be useful e.g. I wrote a class structure that was capable of accepting a range of data types for converting temperature (python).
It can be difficult trying to find time for everything, but utilising the course content in different ways is really helpful.
and I’m on progress on the project codey jump in phaser
So far, I’ve learned HTML and CSS and now finishing up JS intro. Started around early September and has been going at it almost every day. Love the grind
I have been studying Python for about 2 weeks now, it’s been great for the first lessons, but as I conclude my coarse the things am asked to code just leave me hanging
How it started: Good!
How its going: Not so good.
I’m new to coding in general. I want to learn Swift to become an (indie) developer. My goal is to start a new career within 3-5 years and work from home so I can stay close to my family and determine my own working hours.
Currently I work as a graphic / UX designer. The creative part is fun. When it all works out. But, now that I am in my fourties’ I come to realize I like structure, order. Being a designer feels like it’s the opposite. It took me quiet some time to come to that conclusion. So, hence Codecademy.
The reason why it’s going no so good, is because I need to learn Swift in my spare time. I still need to find the right balance of spending time with my family, my volunteering work, Bible study (and daily Bible reading) and learning Swift (with no coding skills whatsoever). Hopefully I find that balance soon and I can continue to learn Swift on a daily basis on set hours.
In the last week that has passed I have started learning python, on my phone and on the PC. I have read all of the articles that Codecademy has suggested to me and I am trying not to break the daily grind/streak. I’ve learned about operators, lists and operations using them, booleans and strings. I m still at the start. Wish me luck.
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I made this simple HTML/CSS webpage: https://my-work.coolprojects.repl.co/
Nice! What kind of automation have you been doing?