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2nd
Jun 2016
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 00:06
@csharpfritz_twitter a tour through visual studio would be fantastic! There's a map of what free code camp has to offer perhaps @Lilyheart has some links for that. But there is a range of tools taught for front end and then there is also a back end section. It is up to the participants to choose how much to learn, and we're here to encourage, keep you focused on progressing through the tutorials, and answer questions if you have any.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 00:06
It’s one of my primary bookmarks xD https://www.freecodecamp.com/map
Jeff Fritz
@csharpfritz_twitter
Jun 02 2016 00:08
Looking at the map, there's a lot there that I can tour through that will be interesting
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 00:11
free code camp covers quite a bit of ground.
Jeff Fritz
@csharpfritz_twitter
Jun 02 2016 00:14
That's a LONG set of courses
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 00:15
Not every challenge is required for certification. You can look at in the wiki for the minimum requirements.
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 00:16
It's meant to be done in sections at your own pace, maybe do frontend one summer and backend the next type thing
Jeff Fritz
@csharpfritz_twitter
Jun 02 2016 00:17
Certifications are over-rated.
Show me your source code on GitHub or contributions to Open-Source projects
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 00:19
On the Free Code Camp side, they do have a purpose. For some it is hard to get started on github and/or OSS. Gaining the FCC certifications shows FCC what you can do. Then you can work on Non-Profit projects which can then go in your GitHub / portfolio etc. It give people another way to show what they can do.
Jeff Fritz
@csharpfritz_twitter
Jun 02 2016 00:21
before you mentioned free code camp, I had never heard of it before... and I've managed the development of a large open source project.
Not saying its not valuable, just that I hadn't heard of it
.. but the content looks quite thorough
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 00:23
And FCC itself is OSS on GH
Jeff Fritz
@csharpfritz_twitter
Jun 02 2016 00:24
Looking at the repo now.... very cool
Am I right that all training and dev is in the browser, in their online-editor
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 00:27
just the learning portion.
Projects (at least front end) are on codepen, but you can do them locally and then post them on codepen if you end up wanting certs.
Jeff Fritz
@csharpfritz_twitter
Jun 02 2016 00:42
Gotcha... is the group a lot of early beginners, or a little bit along but still learning JavaScript and web dev basics?
Jeff Fritz
@csharpfritz_twitter
Jun 02 2016 00:47
@Lilyheart Let me know if you need help finding space for in-person meetups.. I have a few places we could meet
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 00:57
I will DEF connect with you about that.
The group is mostly beginners but we have a few advanced people in various areas.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 02:34
Ugh, so close to being done with intermediate algorithm scripting. I like algorithm scripting challenges but not when I need to do 50 of them back to back.
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 02 2016 02:35
You love it.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 02:36
here and there they are okay.
this many in a row does my brain in
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 02 2016 02:47
How's the section?
rough?
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 02:49
some are okay some are boy howdy
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 02 2016 02:49
Hahahhaha😂
ok, I'm about to get some work in too. These problems arnt going to answer themselves!
ill make it algos someday😢
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 02:53
nooooooo you’ll catch up to me :crying_cat_face:
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 02 2016 03:03
Robert Maylie
@rmaylie9560
Jun 02 2016 03:32
Sorry, that was random. Wasn't intended as a response, just a cool playlist.
What
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 02 2016 15:48
@davidjcastner do you have any resources for using multiple flex instances in the same page? I thought I found a decent one but it doesn't seem to be working out too well.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 16:12
Related but not the answer to your question. I found this last night. I haven’t watch though https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu8EoSxDXHP7xj_y6NIAhy0wuCd4uVdid
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 02 2016 16:14
nice, I'll have to watch it in a moment. Occasionally I find something that I think hmm I'd love to build a page for that and I've decided that part of the learning experience will be to try but sometimes I feel like I bump the same damn wall repeatedly lol
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 16:15
There are actually 20 videos. The link will take you to the playlist page. I dunno why gitter has to get involved and show the first video :p
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 02 2016 16:20
lol it's all good, funny thing is he kinda looks like a friend of mine
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 16:25
@lantech19446 I'll see of I have any after work
Jonathan Herman
@lantech19446
Jun 02 2016 16:31
ok cool, I'll try to watch the videos too.
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 21:17
Does anyone know if a project can count for two things? Example: my tribute page has a quote (factoid) generator in it
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 21:19
Don't see why not. And if they fuss down the line then a few hours and it's fixed. I say go for it. Need to add the Twitter button tho. Check the requirements on the quote project.
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 21:20
eh I'll just create one
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 21:30
roman numeral converter!?! that's just evil
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 21:31
I used recursion! Wheeeeeee
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 21:32
ooo good idea!
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 21:33
I'm sure not the most efficient way but I love me a good recursion. I wrote it to challenge myself to do recursion. If I had to do it again I would do a two-dimensional array with each Dimension being the digits if that make sense. So the last subarray would be [I,II,III. Etc
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 21:34
hmm let's compare after I figure it out, I'm curious how you set up your recursion
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 21:38
Not as much as I used to, but I struggled with recursion so I’ve been finding ways to practice it. Gettin’ better!
Lilyheart @Lilyheart is totally stalking to see how David solved it.
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 21:43
whoa! /me does things!
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 21:51
decided against recursion
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 21:52
I got the link from your profile page.
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 21:52
ah okay
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 21:53
https://www.freecodecamp.com/lilyheart for mine because those solution links are too insane to link here
interesting, you went for key pairs.
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 21:56
I like your function!
Lily Romano
@Lilyheart
Jun 02 2016 21:56
thanks. so much less elegant, but I need recursion practice :blush:
David Castner
@davidjcastner
Jun 02 2016 21:56
recursion is fun!