One of the projects I’ve been working on recently has been an upgrade project in Rails. The original code, when it was passed on to me was written in Ruby 1.8.3 and Rails 2.3.12. Suffice it to say that has been a multitude of fun little challenges that have cropped up while upgrading this app.
Today was Ada Lovelace day and at Makers Academy we celebrated this by having a panel discussion about the issues facing women in technology, as well as women wanting to get into technology. Having also been a Physics teacher, this is something I am very familiar with. For all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects,
Your customer’s feedback is the most important thing you will have as a start up. From all of the lectures I’ve have watched so far, it is the one thing that stands out more than everything else that has been said. As I’ve mentioned before, at Makers Academy we have been following the lectures led by
Working with code can be both very very rewarding, and very very frustrating. And it can fluctuate from one to the other, in very quick succession. Week 4 Working with code can be incredibly feel rewarding when you write a piece of code and it makes the tests go green (for non-coders, every bit of code
At Makers we’ve been quietly beavering away at our new project for this week. We’re trying to build a program for the game Battleships in groups. Although the start was slow, as we struggled to break the game down into its most basic level, figuring out what needs to exist and what each part of
So week one of Makers Academy is over. How do I feel right now? Excited. I am more excited now about the course than I was at the beginning of the week. Starting a course that is this intensive, with a company that is still fairly young, was daunting. But as I get more involved
Day two begins. everyone slowly trickles in and we start our first lecture at 9:30. The lecture covers a lot of what my pair and I had attempted to do yesterday evening so it helps to consolidate and clarify what we had been doing. This is great because it means that when we are told to