Tag: Makers Academy

Am I good enough to learn to code? What I learnt from 4 months at a coding bootcamp.

Am I good enough to learn to code? What I learnt from 4 months at a coding bootcamp.

I fantasized about learning to code for years. When I finally decided to take the plunge I thought the best way to do it would be through a bootcamp. I had taught myself growth hacking and doing this alone, with no-one to bounce ideas off, I constantly felt like I was doing it all wrong, taking everything in the wrong direction, and so this time I wanted to learn alongside others. I decided to enrol in Maker’s Academy, ‘Europe’s most exclusive’ intense web development bootcamp. The first six weeks of Makers are spend working as a pair on a  challenge, swopping who…

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Regular Expression Resources | Regex

Howdie Reader, or mum as I otherwise call her, So week 4 of Makers Academy Pre-course and I am still working away at my codewars kyu ranking. Since the last challenge proved too much for me I decided to go for a simpler one. One with a ranking of 7 Kyu. The one I chose was on regular expression and this lead me to discovering some very useful resources. A Quick reference for regular expression Terms: Here is another useful list of quick references (This one is from Ruby Kickstarter cheatsheet): # . any character except newline # [ ]…

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The Ruby Kata; Minimum Bonus, A Codewars Challenge

The Ruby Kata; Minimum Bonus, A Codewars Challenge

So it is week 4 of the pre-course for Makers Academy. I know what you are thinking .. where have you been on week3? I don’t see any posts? … Well the answer to your question is Barcelona, which meant having to do the whole of week 3 in two days .. which NO i do not recommend doing… I thought I would delight my reader by creating a post on a codewars kuta I am bumbling through, since this week is all about achieving a level 5 kyu. You can find my GitHub Repository to this challenge HERE so you can…

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Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving With Ruby-Kickstarter

Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving With Ruby-Kickstarter

For those of you who aren’t regular readers of my blog, aka everyone but my mum and dad, allow me to set the scene: I have enrolled on the intensive computer programming bootcamp at the Makers Academy. Before starting the full-time, on-campus, course you complete 4 weeks of pre-course. In this 4 weeks you get a real feel of how coders go about problem solving while learning some of the basics of Ruby, git & command line. On week two we are given the choice of working through one of two Ruby tutorials: Chris Pines Book, Learn to Programme. Chapter 8–End…

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Talking Through a Logical Ruby Challenge

Talking Through a Logical Ruby Challenge

As part of the Makers Academy  pre-course week 2 we have been tasked with working through the Ruby-Kickstarter github tutorials by Josh Cheek. I decided to go through my thought process on one of the challenges I got stuck on, 1:6, in the hope that this may help me discover the solution. This post is about how I went about trying to understand the challenge and what I am still confused about. I have ordered this post as the way I looked at the information, worked through it in a lineal time format. So hold tight as we ride through the…

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5 Things That Blew My Mind When Learning The Basics of Command Line

5 Things That Blew My Mind When Learning The Basics of Command Line

So here goes, my first week doing the pre-course at the Makers Academy coding bootcamp. It all started with a set of tutorials on the basics of command line. After teaching myself online marketing & Growth Hacking it doesn’t half feel good having a bit of guidance and structure to my learning this time. I get very excited about all things so naturally learning command line was one of them… So here is a post on the top 5 things I learnt doing this tutorial including when I went a bit off piste …. WARNING: Only very beginners will also find…

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