My name is McKenna. This is my first post! 🎉
I have been on my coding journey for over a year now, but I have not been documenting it publicly, which I have recently realized is very valuable!
My goal moving forward is to publish a post once a week detailing what I have been working on, listening to, reading about, etc.
This week, I spent a lot of time finishing a responsive HTML & CSS project. I am writing a more in-depth post about that process that will hopefully be done soon. I am not completely happy with it, but I really need to move on.
I have been taking classes with Skillcrush and I am halfway through the React class. For several weeks, I have been stuck on rendering array data models. It is so confusing! After spending some time apart from each other, I finally sat down on Friday and spent several hours going over the code. One of the Skillcrush instructors very kindly made a video for me going over it, so I watched the video and talked myself through my own code at minimum 20 times. After 3 hours, I finally started to understand it and I was able to move on to the next lesson in the class 😁 See my printed code with highlights and notes below.
Ever since attending CodeLand 2022, I have been listening to episodes of the CodeNewbie Podcast while I deliver with DoorDash. I recently listened to S20:E6 - How to create successful mobile games with Bria Sullivan. Bria created a mobile game called Boba Story. I haven't played it yet, but I downloaded it and I am READY for the cute boba! When talking about strategies she used when first learning mobile game development, Bria said she started with simple game mechanics. For example, she would try to find a super easy tutorial on making an object fall from the top of the screen.
I don't know about you, but when I'm trying to build something, I sometimes try to learn a bunch of new things instead of focusing on using what I already know. I think sometimes I tell myself that I don't know enough in order to create A, B, or C when in actuality, I know enough to create a lot of things. It's something for me to keep in mind as I continue expanding my coding skills - sometimes it is best to keep it simple.
The Deer King is an anime film that was released in the US last week, and my little sister and I went to watch it in theaters (we still wore masks). It was actually my first time being to the movie theater since pre-pandemic, and I must admit I missed the big screen. If you plan on watching it, it does feature a disease that wipes out a lot of people, just in case you are trying to avoid pandemic content. I really loved the found family father-daughter relationship that was the center of the story.
- Post my Week in Review - Ep 2 by Sunday, July 24th
- Complete Lessons 7 and 8 of my React course (I just finished Lesson 6)
- Post about my responsive website project
If you made it this far, THANK YOU for reading! I am new to blogs, so any (kind) feedback on wordiness or content, etc. is welcome.