Hi, all! It has been a minute since I have posted, but I wanted to do a little update on what I have been up to! Through mid to end of 2018 I was quite busy welcoming lots of changes in my life and navigating unforeseen swerves. Most notably, I moved from Southern California to the Midwest (right on time for the Polar Vortex- yay!) and I also started a new job. The transition was surprisingly smooth and while it is freezing (I have not one, but TWO space heaters on my desk at work), I am embracing and enjoying the novelty of seasons.
Another new thing as of late is that I have committed to the #100DaysOfCode challenge. If you are unfamiliar with the challenge, the two main rules are to 1) commit to 1 hour of coding a day and 2) to post your progress with the #100DaysOfCode hashtag on twitter. You can read more about it here if you’re curious! My day one of the challenge was January 18th, so I am almost a quarter way through the challenge at this point and have been posting my progress on my twitter account @janessatran_ I wanted to make an update about some of the things I’ve created so far and to define my intentions and goals for this challenge, as I hope to share my progress as I go through the challenege and ultimately do a recap on this blog.
Goals and Intentions
My main intention for doing the #100DaysOfCode challenge is to have fun, make cool/pretty things, and to learn something. Honestly, I sought out this challenege primarily because I realized that I really miss programming. And I really like programming because I really like making things. So… here I am! If I learn something new and have fun, I will have considered this a succesful challenge. So far, so good.
Additionally, I decided to start with the Odin Project because I’m hoping that the skills I build up through this course also help me learn d3.js. Being able to build informative, interactive data visualizations with open-source code.. what a dream :)
Anywho, on to the good stuff (things I’ve made). Here are some of the things I’ve been able to make so far with what I”m learning:
Here is a sketch of a happy dog I made with my etch-a-sketch pad.