Week 26

160829 – 160904 — Total classroom hours – 9

The end is near. As gloomy as they may sound, in this case it’s a good thing. I have two more weeks of school, then a week ‘off’, then I start the frontend course. Not knowing exactly what to do with my remaining time, I consulted my mentor, I mean, he knows best, right? I expressed to him that doing code challenges for the sake of code challenges wasn’t really something I was all that interested in. I can’t remember if he necessarily agreed with me, be we ultimately came to the conclusion that I should start working on another project.

I had plenty of options, there are like 6 projects I could choose from in the curriculum, I had the group project that I could continue to contribute to, and I also had/have a few ideas floating around for a capstone personal project. He quickly recognized the enthusiasm I have for the personal project, and after helping me flesh out the idea and the stages of development, we decided that was the path I should pursue.

rails new parkfinder -T

And just like that, I’m off. A new project is in the works. It’s going to do a few things for me, mainly keeping me fresh on ruby/rails, especially when I start the frontend program and begin learning another new language. Its also going to be a much different structure from the Bloc.io projects, so it will keep me on my toes and have me asking new questions. There is also a lot of room for growth, so I can keep expanding it as my skills increase. I’ve been thinking about this project for some time and I’m pretty excited to get working on it.

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