Hey all! I’m curious as to what other people are learning/creating during the pandemic/lockdown. I’ve been taking the time to learn Ruby on Rails via the Ruby on Rails Tutorial.
I think it’s awesome you’re making the best of a bad situation and working on some new projects. I worked with Rails in the past and enjoyed it for the most part.
I’m working on a new layout design for my personal site built with Gatsby. I want to add more pages and content, and I’m gonna rework the design to allow for more nav items, etc.
Anyways I’m working on a course that’s supposed to teach pre-junior frontend developers how to work in a professional environment. Like working with Kanban and tasks, professional designs, GitHub, pull requests and code reviews. Basically a simulation of working on a real-world project or like an online internship
That’s cool! It already looks really good. Mine is pretty plain. My site is built with Gatsby as well and later this week I’m hopping on a call with a friend that does a lot of front end stuff to help me make mine look prettier lol.
That’s pretty interesting! So where are you going to be publishing your course?
I like the style of the course! It’s not just follow along and “learn” by just watching someone else do the code. I like that you’re giving a list of tasks for the user to do then they have to do research to figure out how to do it. Sort of a self taught kind of way but there is plenty of help if the user needs it.
Exactly that! Thanks for the feedback. I’m happy that you like it
I feel like this is a good course idea, different from the other tech-specific courses, but the other not-as-soft-skills that you need to know to be a meaningful member of a team. Mostly companies don’t screen for this, but these skills are essential during the initial onboarding.
Good luck on that
I started working out and eating cleaner in the middle of week 4, going good so far
Me too, started a carnivore diet in February (before it started) and lost a bunch of weight already. I’ve always neglected health/fitness as a programmer, but finding out in my 40s that I need to get that back.
Thanks a lot for your feedback @jhnsntmthy
I am mostly focussing on staying productive coding for my day job, and then anything outside of that is a bonus. That could be chipping away at a side project, learning to write Node tests, but also just working out regularly and playing guitar. I’m not putting a ton of pressure on myself at this time. There are enough other stresses going on.
I have been making updates to my portfolio and fixing bugs!
I’m slowing getting back into coding, so I’m taking it easy. Soon I hope to get back to doing some courses as well!