So these past ten days, I’ve done a lot of Python, which I definitely love. I think I basically love anything that involves playing with algorithms.

I also finished the circus page! I chose to use a parallax effect for the first time ever. It was kind of tricky responsive-wise! So I learned a lot. I used JQuery to show/hide paragraphs and thus use space sparingly. I also JavaScript to customize the user experience regarding the prices depending on the days of the week.

So my application is all set and I hope to hear from the school soon. If everything goes well, I’ll have an appointment with them next week. Or else, it will be next month. Unless they definitely don’t want me in their school! But I hope they will like my work.

My nephew, who is a minecraft gamer, would like me to build a website for his team. This is going to be fun!

Oooooh and I forgot to say: I have been accepted to a Google Developer Scholarship! Classes begin tomorrow. I will learn mobile web development.



R2D33 Applying to a Coding School/Bootcamp

A coding School is opening in my hometown! Selections stop in December, places are scarce,  I have to hurry up and complete the application process…

This school looks so cool, I really want to get there. It’s called Wild Code School.

To apply, I have to design the css of a page and complete a series of Python exercises. So I’m getting acquainted with Python, and I love it! but then I think I like all kinds of code… Just let me code for the rest of my life and I will be eternally happy.

I’ve also been busy completing Hacktoberfest! I’ll be getting my first programmer T-Shirt, I can’t wait!!! 😀 My friends Hannah and Peter helped me on this. Hannah has set up a mini-cheatsheet repo, it’s a cool thing to help codenewbies.

PS: Check out this article on women & tech history (Peter just shared it on twitter) We were pioneers but were discouraged out of it when men started to understand it was brainy-therefore-prestigious. Now we have to get back in!


Milestone: my first pull request has been merged!

I forgot to mention this:

My first pull request has been merged! It’s an article on mailto links that I wrote for Free Code Camp’s guide.

It was the first time I contributed to an open-source project and I realized it was real work. It’s often taken for granted, when we consult wikipedia or use anything open source, but it’s real, important work.

Giving back to Free Code Camp that way was important to me. And beyond that, I’d be so glad if I could help other codenewbies to become more confident in what they do. Contributing ranks high in my list of priorities.

As a consequence, I was very happy when I read the merging notification! 🙂

R2D27 Calculator, append, sololearn

Followup on what I wrote yesterday: it occured to me that I was complicating things. I  don’t need .insertAdjacentHTML. I only need .append! 😀

Now the calculator displays the sequence of digits and symbols that are being clicked. Yeah! But of course when the sequence goes on and on, it overfills the screen div. So I will have to find a way to show only the last “n” elements.

I signed up at SoloLearn. I’d like to improve my JQuery skills. I have begun a side project, the main point of which will be a lateral sliding panel, and I want to do this with JQuery.

I also signed up at SoloLearn to learn PHP!

I like the teaching process, its flow, and the regularity of quizzes.

Unfortunately I couldn’t work a lot today because I had a medical appointment. I have an infection in my left eye which may be due to my eyes being dehydrated. (because of the computer screen, because of new, more insulating windows in my room, and because the windows in my antique car have stopped working…so lots of drying factors.)
It’s not serious but I have to take antibiotics and improve my working hygiene to take care of my eyes.

Hello World!

Hello World!

My website is ready (www.aurelie-bayre.com)! and I’ve also set up this blog.  Time to celebrate!

A few words about me: My name is Aurelie, and I want to become a full stack developer.

I’ve started coding at Free Code Camp  (<3) in June 2017 and I LOVE it. I code every day, tweeting about it with #100DaysofCode.

So far, I’ve been learning HTML, CSS, Jquery, JavaScript…and I hope to learn PHP and Ruby soon.

This blog will be about my coding journey, hoping that it will serve other people learning code. It will be mainly in English, and I may create a section with articles written in French (I’m French and I would love to help develop a francophone Free Code Camp community).

Beside code, I like to meditate, practice Qigong and T’ai Chi Ch’uan, and watch sci-fi movies about robots or time travel.