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Learning to Code

“A Highly Opinionated & Abbreviated Guide for Taking the First Steps to Learn a Bit of Code” Why Write this?Someone asked me for help figuring out where to start regarding learning how to code today. Fundamentally, that’s why I’m writing this. I figured I’d might as well put it in a post and send her the link.Additionally,[…]

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Signed Up For The Iron Yard 12 week Course

The Iron Yard:I recently made the decision to sign up for the front-end engineering with javascript and MVC frameworks course at the Iron Yard here in Houston, which I’m very excited about.I’ve been considering this for a while. I talked to a bunch of alumni, visited The Iron Yard and Coder Camps, considered options outside[…]

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“Get Current Address” python script on phone

“Get Current Address” A Pythonista Script running on iPhone:“Get Current Address” is a pythonista script I created based on some google research. I wanted to take advantage of the iphone’s geolocation and geocoding abilities.I was also attempting to fill a very small niche. Although google maps and apple maps are good at showing where you are[…]

Python Class Project – Excessive Pong

Excessive PongAnother project for the online python class was to build your own version of the home arcade game, pong. The project applied what we had previously learned about user interface, use of time functions, lists, dictionaries, etc.The project instructions stipulated that the ball speed should include a certain percentage each time it hit a[…]

Python Class Project – “Astroids” game

Building an arcade game for class:As part of a series of classes I’ve been taking through Coursera / Rice University, I’ve built a few clones of old school arcade games. The idea is building games is fun (because you can play them) and therefore students will be more motivated to learn and finish projects. Rice[…]