I approached my Tipcal app today and got it working. My light bulb moment finally came! Things were clearer and I figured out what I needed to research. I’m marking today off as a WIN!
There are a few other things I want to add to the app:
- Add bootstrap or make responsive on mobile
- Media Query to remove slider div on mobile
- Create favicon
- Add comments to code
- Create my own 404 page
A clearer head prevailed.
Contributing to Open Source
Today, in the CodeNewbie twitter chat, we talked about contributing to open source There were so many great questions posed. The answers were even more revealing about what we thing about when we hear the words open source.
Q1: Let’s start with some word association! When you hear “open source”, what comes to mind? #CodeNewbie
— CodeNewbie (@CodeNewbies) January 19, 2017
For me, it’s fear of the unknown, imposter syndrome and being in over my head. I found out, I wasn’t alone. Many of us new coder have to deal with what we think we know verses what we have to offer. What I discovered was that I do have something to offer and there are projects for me out there, I just need to know where to look. A great thing happened, call it serendipity, @CodeForPhilly was on the chat and commented on one of my answers.
— Code for Philly (@CodeForPhilly) January 19, 2017
I’ve wanted to join A Code for Philly MeetUp for sometime, but they are always on Tuesday evening. That’s when I teach a class at a local gym, so I haven’t had the opportunity to go. It’s been on my list to find out about some of the great things they’re doing right here in my back yard and tonight drove it home. I signed up for the Code for Philly site and I can’t wait to see where I can make a contribution to projects that affect my city.
All in all, a very productive evening. I also went to a MeetUp in Wilmington, DE with Docker Wilmington. Learned a bit about Docker, had a great meal, networked, and came home with some super swag! Today was WIN-WIN-WIN! This tech girl is TIRED! Until tomorrow…