These are chat archives for codefellows/sea-f1-TAs/Brian

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Sep 2014
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 00:24
Hey, so I am very new to git and still trying to wrap my head around all of it. I have my laptop - which I got specifically for coding away from home - but I prefer to code at home on my main PC. I decided to go with a setup where my local git repos are actually in a dropbox folder. But how do I get my installation of github on my laptop to recognize the repo already installed in the dropbox folder?
Brian Caldwell
@Caldwerl
Sep 09 2014 01:26
You shouldn't have to worry about that as Github is an online storehouse for your code
Simply download your repository onto each computer and as long as you push your changes and then pull before you get started on another machine it should stay up to date
tayrichmond
@tayrichmond
Sep 09 2014 01:46
It will be nice to meet you all at the lab on Thursday! Was was a little sad I couldn't make it to the lab last week.
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 01:48
I knew you were going to say that.
Tavis Pond
@tavispond
Sep 09 2014 01:57
just wanted to say hi. found our group chat room
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 14:47
I am interested in making games and possibly desktop applications as well, and was thinking I might go into Python for a DA. I was thinking about doing a Python F2 but there isn't one available in 4 weeks it doesn't seem. I like JS (more than HTML/CSS for sure) but was also thinking possibly about Ruby on Rails so I could be broadening my exposure before the DA (HTML+CSS+JS+Ruby > HTML+CSS+JS). Does anyone have any suggestions on what I might do for my F2 so I could be best prepared to do a Python DA?
Brian Caldwell
@Caldwerl
Sep 09 2014 15:02
The Python F2 is the obvious answer, but like you say it is a matter of timing, and the next Python dev accelerator is Oct 6, right after this. You might have some options by taking the codecademy python courses and contacting codefellows to see if that would be enough to prepare you
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 15:03
Yeah, I can't make the next PyDA. The money is a huge issue for me, so ... still looking for the hat that has that rabbit in it.
One step at a time.
Brian Caldwell
@Caldwerl
Sep 09 2014 15:04
If that is the case then look into the next Python F2 and plan for the python DA that comes after that one
trying out the different langauges through codecademy is a good idea too to see if the language is a fit for you
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 15:05
Should I do another thing first? Or just kinda wait for the PyF2?
Brian Caldwell
@Caldwerl
Sep 09 2014 15:05
you might find you like something else more
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 15:07
Just worried I need to get signed up for something right away if I'm going to attend something right after the F1, which I woul d prefer to do. I wish there was a PyF2 in October. Hmmmmm...
Brian Caldwell
@Caldwerl
Sep 09 2014 15:11
Well the best source on your options would be contacting hello@codefellows.org they will have the most information on your options
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 15:13
Thanks man. Really appreciate it.
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 22:56
Well.. unfortunately my choices seem to be putting my career change on hold for half a year and wait for a PyF2 "mid Q1 2015" or pick something else. Bleh. Any suggestions on what else I might do instead?
I'm interested in game and desktop app development.
Ryan Christensen
@randhyllcho
Sep 09 2014 23:34
I was doing Treehouse before this started, they have a pretty good program that doesn't cost a fortune. I think they may only have Ruby though don't remember any python.
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 23:35
Yeah, I'd rather stick with code fellows if at all possible.
All I really care is that I'm not sitting on my thumbs for six months just waiting around.
Ryan Christensen
@randhyllcho
Sep 09 2014 23:37
I'm kinda worried about that as well. I want to do the iOS DA but the next one isn't even scheduled yet... F2 starts a couple weeks after this ends though so it won't be as big of a gap. My job is the worst as well so I feel ya brother.
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 23:38
yeah, I mean, I could wait 6 months for the DA, but waiting 6 months for an F2, and THEN waiting for the next DA... yeah, not so much.
I'd rather just learn something I can start using to earn money now, and learn python on my own or whenever it comes available again. I just yeah, couldn't stand the thought of just waiting six months to proceed.
Ryan Christensen
@randhyllcho
Sep 09 2014 23:39
Thats a long time... I'd think with how fast they are growing they would add some dates to the schedule.
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 23:40
Well, I emailed hello@codefellows.com so that's who replied to tell me the next PyF2 isn't until "probably mid q1 2015."
Which is indeed quite a long time.
Ryan Christensen
@randhyllcho
Sep 09 2014 23:40
ouch
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 23:41
They said I should wait for that if I wanted to do the Python DA, so heh, yeah, just not gonna be doing the Python path, apparently. :)
Ryan Christensen
@randhyllcho
Sep 09 2014 23:45
Right.
Matthew Conquergood
@kristjin
Sep 09 2014 23:46
Which isn't a huge deal to me. I mean, learning another language is way easier once you have one under your belt. I am highly motivated to get something new going right away, even if it's different than what I want to do longer term. Maybe that's the wrong way to go about it but idling for half a year just doesn't work for me. That idea makes me die inside. >.<