Makers weeknotes (16 Part Series)
This was a momentous week, wherein I began the PreCourse for Makers1. 🎉 The cohort & coaches got acquainted on Slack, and I found out that climbing is a Big Thing.
I had a video chat about the process and my options as a Fellow with Careers Manager at Makers, Lauren. 👋
This week was largely about getting the environment set up, plus getting familiar with a broad range of Command Line and Git commands. A murder mystery2 - solved in the command line - reinforced frequently used commands that will be useful in the coming weeks (and ...life). It felt as if I whizzed through the content as it wasn't unfamiliar, and I really enjoyed the practise of the challenge. By Thursday I'd dived into next weeks' Ruby mastery syllabus.
Problem solving is a Bigger Thing than climbing, so I made some notes on the debugging process3,
- Extract info from the error message 🐝
- Find the first wrong line 🔍
- Get visibility of the issue 👁
- Fix the bug when the problem is understood ✔️
I was happy to be given a ticket via codebar4 to the CityJS conf5 in London! I really enjoyed the variety and quality of the talks. A lot went over my head; I've probably written a total of 4 lines in JS to date... but, it wasn't a barrier to many of the concepts/presentations.
- I enjoyed Chris Heilmann's6 talk, he mentioned the variety of considerations and trade-offs to consider when seeking accessibility.
- Shrishtika Neelakantam's7 description of the evolution of web services was enjoyable, informative and, beautiful.
- I want to explore getting the right syntactic sugar balance following Maya Shavin's8 talk.
- Shout out to Dan Barrett9, my weeknotes inspo 🙌
- Spending a whole day viewing talks left me in a lot of pain. I'd love to get some tips from anyone else who suffers physical postural pain? My two cents: always have pain-killers and sunglasses
- I'm concerned about the impact of conference freebies on the environment...
- Giving unsolicited editorial feedback is very on brand but does it make me seem tOo InTeNsE?
This post was edited to with footnote support Jun 2019