Read the first 5 chapters of CODE, recommended to me by @zfogg
I keep notes in notepad as I learn, and tonight I cleaned them up and put them on a webpage, so I could play around w github pages. christinaasquith.com/practicepages I also fixed the dns configuration for my domain name by adding custom resource records, which i’m pretty happy about bc DNS on google domains is pretty confusing for beginners
used GitHub pages to open a repo and clone it into VSCode…usually I start in VSCode and then use the command line to push to GitHub. It was cool to just figure out a new way on my own that’s actually easier
Built a birthday party invite website, and used GitHub and Google domains to configure the dns and get it online
The Charlotte Bridge, a substack which I shipped last month w some journalism friends, now has raised more than $4k on Hack Club bank, and has 1k subscribers in my small town (pop. 3,700). Huge appreciation 👏 to everyone helping me improve the landing page design @garytou2@bellesee1212@fayezmohammed23@ella
building my first bots for slack - thanks @sampoder
building my first bot for Slack
Followed @adisonlampert workshop, and built a word cloud generator, and then turned it into a birthday gift website for a family friend! lilymaeis12.com
built a website for someone in my town, used terminal to create a repo and push changes to github, and got it up online w github pages. hoping to get them on hack club bank, too.
was checking out the IBM selector typewriter… in the 70s the Soviets installed a tiny circuits invisible to the eye into these typewriters inside the US embassy in Moscow, that sent data typed via radio waves to a listening post. Considered one of the earliest hacks
watched 30 mins of Harvard’s free CS50 intro to CS class- just finished explaining binary numbers and is now giving an overview of basic programming, including the concepts of if/then, loops, variables and functions
Read a chapter about the history of the marketplace for bug bounties, which secretly (and suspiciously) started with the US government in the ’90s, and includes a more recent exploit of HP printers
Reading a new book about cybersecurity by a NYT journalist, and its explaining the Russian hacks of Ukraine a few years ago
Really cool conversation about cryptocurrency with @zfogg and Lightening Lab’s founder Elizabeth Stark-- she’s coming to Hack Club as our next AMA to chat about bitcoin!
Started Harvard’s CS50 free Intro to Computer Science course, and am an hour into a lecture explaining the basics of binary numbers
Really fun to run my first Clubhouse conversation about Hack Club Bank yesterday with @zrl - and Hack Clubber @tmb hopped into the conversation, which was super cool
Cloned a repo for a notetaking app I found on GitHub, modified it and then created a new repo on GitHub. Got a little stuck in the terminal around how to add files. Good thing I sit next to @JulieGauthier now so i can ask her today…..
Studied the code of a friend on GitHub, and tried to learn from how she built something, and then try it out myself. ran an NPM install for the first time
discovered font-awesome and chose a cute paw button
updated my learn to code blog at christina.cool, added links my favorite tutorials, fixed all the dead links and did a copy edit
Kinda finally nailed how to make a commit on the command line, and also created my first branch
halfway through @dwivedihari987 password generator workshop... any suggestions on the simplest way to center align it?
cloned my github repo using command line for the first time; and watched this video tutorial
successfully added an easter egg from Konami to my spin the wheel by adding the confetti library
Playing around w workshops-- I tried to add an easter egg from @fayd's konami workshop to the spinning wheel website i built w @dwivedihari987's workshop..... it's not working... something is stuck w adding the confetti generator. ... but the fact that I'm even as far along to be adding libraries in js is cool to me!
added Rambo :gun-right: to @fayd's Konami workshop
Started this awesome thing....
yesterday i made a website that you could click to change the color. Today, I added an image, and tried to make it so I could click to change the image but got stuck..
building more websites using simple js
made my first basic interactive website from scratch and (finally) used terminal to upload my git
decided I’m going to spend a week going back over the js projects I’ve built (a stopwatch and a memory game) and just tinker w them until I finally understand what queryselector is ..... I didn’t code today but i did go sledding w a friend yesterday
Not a bad first year on GitHub.... this morning I practiced adding a password field to one of my websites
Last sunset of 2020 over the NY Adirondacks. Happy New Year!
Discovered signs of a bear in my woods
I'd been hearing a lot about Bootstrap here (@bellesee1212) so I checked it out this morning. i've never built a website using a framework before. looks amazing and I can't wait to try it
finally debugged my spinning wheel (an extra space was causing all my design issues!!!) and it's finished! Thanks @dwivedihari987 - i loved this workshop
Trying to finish Spin the Wheel workshop by @dwivedihari987 but something's gone horribly wrong . . .. . 😱 🔲
Built this in like 40 minutes, including using inspect to copy code and manipulate it. Managed to get the Hack Club colors and the banner; and change the font, and photo size. Now I have to figure out how to collect data in a form
Still working on the data.json file with Theo
Cloned a github repo, ran an npm install, and then modified the file in data.json- first time for all 3!
regularly using inspect/console now to check why my code isn't working. Also, successfully added a second question to my website w an auto-generated answer, but the answer is displaying in the wrong place....
practiced some CSS this morning, including the box model, with padding, height, width and ids
here's the first of probably a bunch of simple websites I'll be shipping in coming days as I practice some basics of css and github
trying to build my first project w JS, but realized i had to go back to review some css basics like divs and classes which was great. But then got stuck creating a repo on GitHub and things got crazy 🤯
Ran a coding club for two 11 year olds in my town, and helped them build their first websites in html and css
spent some time looking at a friend's code and tried to figure out how Vercel worked. . . also met Gwynne Shotwell!
just practicing writing JS code right now
Woo hoo! Finished the splatter paint workshop (thanks @zrl for getting me through the VSCode issues)
Just enjoying the Fall in Vermont
Wrote a couple new lines of code for the first time, including function and Math.floor
attempting Hack Club's Splatter paint workshop...
Did a tutorial on truthy and falsy and found it confusing.
checked out the new CSS workshop by @sampoder -wow
updated my blog "Learning to Code" on my website christina.cool with small step-by-step instruction on integrating VSCode with GitHub to publish a website. 1 thing i'm excited i finally nailed down was getting photos from my desktop onto my website.
I'm doing a lot of fundraising this week so I didn't do much coding yesterday or today. This morning, I was applying to a Melinda Gates grant.
Wrote a few more lines of code today
I'm following @matthew Splatter Paint workshop. Something's not right, tho bc nothing is displaying....
Sent out Hack Club’s newsletter and engaged in an epic battle against hundreds of tomatoes in my garden
Moved over to Free Code Camp and it's much better
Love that moment when I'm 2 hours in and I see I still have 99% of the codecademy course to go......
This morn, I did a deep read on GitHub, mostly on the wikipedia page, trying to understand different parts of it. I also reread my own learning to code blog at christina.cool, and practicing some website stuff like adding images, converting them from png to jpg and sizing them.
Joined my first ship showcase! and am learning the process of buying a domain name and connecting it up my file host
Practiced linking inside a page lia href="#lead" and also CSS today- I have 3 websites I'm building atm, and one I'm beginning to do collaboratively on GitHub, which is really exciting.
Ran my first online Hack Club workshop yesterday w @sg69926, hosting and moderating on Zoom, while also screen-sharing the fundraising deck of my guest, Emily Ramshaw of the 19th News. Thanks to @dinaelhanan for prepping w me! This is one of Emily's slides- she has raised $9million this year, and I learned a lot listening to how she did it
Later today, I'll build a presentation for my mini AMA w Emily Ramshaw on raising money. This morn, I added pages to my personal website, html and css
Still spending the week building websites in HTML. Today, I played around with HMTL color picker and Google fonts, as well as padding and line height in the CSS
Making improvements to my personal website and practicing html: Christina.cool Friday I wrote my first line of Python in @dinaelhanan's workshop. Separately, I finished Intro to HTML course! I'm going to just build websites for a week but getting excited to move on to new things
Codeacademy returns! Practice random table-making
Having fun making websites and playing around with CSS- and also still building out my garden with more pretty flowers 💐 🌸 ☀️ Yay -learned how to put websites online and published 3! 1st took me 12min to open a repo, open the folder in VS Code editor, then commit and push on GitHub desktop; 2nd time took me 7 mins and 3rd time took me 2mins 47 seconds !!🔥
Redoing my website and nailing down the entire flow from !DOCTYPE html to uploading ...
Still getting to know VS Code editor. My cat made for a cuter photo tho.
Tried and failed to go entirely through the flow of creating a basic website in VSCode editor, getting it onto GitHub and then onto my website. Ended up watching some beginner VSCode/GitHub videos but still pretty stuck. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk12ELJ9Bww
Practiced getting code onto website
Finished my first ever garden
Yay💃 built a beautiful simple website & got some amazing CSS lessons from @lachlanjcJumped off this waterfall in Warren, VT yesterday and also .......practiced forms in html
updated my Learning to Code blog on christina.cool w my latest thinking on the beginners' journey to coding
Learned some new CSS like “letter-spacing” and “padding”. Also, went to see an outdoor Dr. Seuss play in a Vermont field.
Worked on rowspans this morning on my website. Couldn’t figure out how to span columns, tho. Argh!! Building a schedule into my website Figured out how to create and link my CSS file in VS Code editor- thanks Hack Club!!!
still working on tables in VSCode... i did style them a little!
Reading about Visual Studio Code and how to create a CSS
Building my first table in html w my new vs code editor
Just gettin so technical.....now using VS Code Editor and GitHub Desktop. W tutorials from @zrl & @lachlanjc and from the kitchen @msw thank you! Working in html on file inputs. Definitely need to figure out link shortener for this photo! Produced an AMA today with the Hack Club team and super host @rishi
Coded w @dinaelhanan and some #orpheus-legion members; added shadows and padding to my website; practiced CSS
Finally, added images and links for My Books (a page on my personal website)
Tiny "make": I shipped my website on #ship and I learned object-fit in CSS
Styled my CSS - using the inspect button and the app colorslurp for the first time! worked on divs in the CSS of a website I'm playing around with
Learned how to upload one of my photos into my CSS, and make it a background image on my website with text over it