These are chat archives for FreeCodeCamp/DataScience

11th
Oct 2015
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 14:24

Hi people:
@BerkeleyTrue, @QuincyLarson, @dcsan, @benmcmahon100
@andela-bfowotade, @SaintPeter
@abhisekp, @biancamihai, @Lightwaves, @cdikibo, @AdventureBear, @mildused, @ArielLeslie, @qmikew1, @dting, @coding-choi, @techstonia, @awesomeaniruddh, @michael-krebs, @roelver

This week was employed for other activities; no much progress in many of the points below. For project status, see last report. Some progress has been done on a small visualization work, see previous week.

In the News:
Camper @roelver recently prepared and showed a nice report as an independent work from the DataScience room, the top100 freecodecampers: http://fcctop100.herokuapp.com/. Have a look! You will be delighted.

REMEMBER: There is an issue (#3589(FreeCodeCamp/FreeCodeCamp#3589)) recently opened by Quincy

This Week...:
Same as previous week

Ben McMahon
@benmcmahon100
Oct 11 2015 14:48
@evaristoc top 100 looks awesome! How is the data pulled?
Rex Schrader
@SaintPeter
Oct 11 2015 15:38
@benmcmahon100 If you look at the bottom of that page, @roelver says he is pulling daily activity from Gitter, then blindly looking up names on the FCC site. He then web-scrapes the profile pages. That's why @dting shows as having 0 completion, because he has hidden all of his activity.
Ben McMahon
@benmcmahon100
Oct 11 2015 15:39
Oh okay cool that makes sense
is all my stuff public? -> http://freecodecamp.com/benmcmahon100
It should be
Rex Schrader
@SaintPeter
Oct 11 2015 15:40
It is indeed
Ben McMahon
@benmcmahon100
Oct 11 2015 15:42
Awesome sauce! I really need to finish FCC :p
Rex Schrader
@SaintPeter
Oct 11 2015 15:43
@benmcmahon100 LOL - I thought you were "finishing" FCC by helping to build it.
Ben McMahon
@benmcmahon100
Oct 11 2015 15:44
Ha Ha that too :p
Rex Schrader
@SaintPeter
Oct 11 2015 15:45
For that matter, I should probably finish my basejumps, but I'm being distracted by helping folks on Gitter chat . . and writing new waypoints . . and helping Briana with Hikes . . .
Ben McMahon
@benmcmahon100
Oct 11 2015 15:46
What waypoints are you making?
Rex Schrader
@SaintPeter
Oct 11 2015 15:48
I just made some on For loops - PR is pending - and I'm planning on making 4 of them on modifying/reading attributes and data using jquery
IE: $('.target').attr('href') and $('.target').data('thing', 'someValue')
@benmcmahon100 FreeCodeCamp/FreeCodeCamp#3578
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 18:05
@SaintPeter and @benmcmahon100: so... (@roelver is watching us....)
Roel Verbunt
@roelver
Oct 11 2015 18:07
Yes I am :-)
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 18:07
I haven't contact @roelver yet, it seems he did that as own initiative, but I am inviting him to be part of this room, he did the type of things I was suggesting for this room (although he graciously finished something nice!)
Oh! Look! Here is he!
Good job, man!
Roel Verbunt
@roelver
Oct 11 2015 18:09
I was just curious about how others were doing and I didn't want to browse all pages
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 18:10
Hehehe!
But what are you scraping exactly?
The chat or the pages? @roelver?
Roel Verbunt
@roelver
Oct 11 2015 18:11
The user page on FCC like
I found the longest list of users on the FCC main chat
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 18:12
Ok! so you build the whole link based on what you see in the chat, I think... and then do a scraping.... clever and simple
Oh... ok
Exactly...
Well... you are making people now wondering about their progress in FCC: now @SainPeter and @benmcmahon100 are now doing penitence...
24100 users
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 18:13
"my fault, my fault, my fault"
Roel Verbunt
@roelver
Oct 11 2015 18:14
Chrome DevTools unveiled that URL
What is this room about?
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 18:15
Uhhh! So no script?
Well the room is essentially about data in general, but it was born as an idea from FCC to make the data public exactly for the things you are doing...
Roel Verbunt
@roelver
Oct 11 2015 18:16
No script. I just loop through this json file and create a mongo doc for it
Next I request the FCC page for this user, hoping he is using the same name on FCC
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 18:17
Me and some people here are trying to make small projects related to data stuff beside FCC ones (apart of the whole things they also do in FCC and beyond!)
Ja, the data is not public (know you are in nl. me too...)
Roel Verbunt
@roelver
Oct 11 2015 18:19
I will put my project on Github. I didn't do that yet, because the update API is not secured, so very public
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 18:19
So you have to go for a scraping solution...
Ok... @roelver do that and let us know? I am also adding you to the list of the weekly updates. Me and some other people are working on small projects (I am learning JS stack, so I am going bit by bit) but we can try to help with stuff or if you have other ideas come and share?
The data on FCC is public (unless the user is hiding his results like @dting). You only have to know the username.
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 18:26

@roelver One of the the ideas in the future is to leave this room as an optional place for people to come and solve issues related to data in general, including visualizations. And whenever possible encouraging teams to work on those.

Sort of an reference place to come and learn or see what it is about Javascript and data, from capture to viz. No-one have to be fully into data, but just taking that part that may interest you more, as long as it has to do with data in particular. Hope we can make it strong and sustainable... let's see...

Yes, @roelver, and the plan is to make it public in a easier way:
(#3589(FreeCodeCamp/FreeCodeCamp#3589))
So stay around!
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 18:36
Look! I think after @SaintPeter participated in this room he went from the second to the first position! Awesome
Roel Verbunt
@roelver
Oct 11 2015 18:50
BTW mass updates for the leaderboard are time consuming , since Heroku is putting my project asleep after half an hour of inactivity. Usually only 2000 updates are performed then
evaristoc
@evaristoc
Oct 11 2015 18:59
@roelver checked... yeoman? after finishing some of the basejumps... man: you are a vivid example of what can be achieved... my hat off...
Roel Verbunt
@roelver
Oct 11 2015 19:06
I only used Yeoman to generate a boilerplate angular project and to put it on Heroku. I have no idea at all how it works. So put your hat back on.
Except for the cloud9 stuff. That didn't work. I'm developing on my laptop.