See the Pen Free Code Camp Weather App by Luke (@escrew7) on CodePen.
This is my version of the Free Code Camp Weather App written up on Codepen. I’m pretty happy with how it has turned out. A couple of things I am particularly stoked about are the toggle on the degrees <div> where you can click to change from Farenheight to Celsius; and the minimal design of the app, which I think is suited to its purpose.
One feature I’ve really enjoyed about Free Code Camp is that you can enter into a “contract” with the Camp, where each month you donate a sum of money to a choice of charities until you finish your selected certificate. It’s really rewarding knowing that you are achieving your goals of learning code whilst also giving others less fortunate a leg up in achieving their own dreams. I decided to donate monthly to the http://www.blackgirlscode.com/ school and have been 9 months.
freeCodeCamp is no walk in the park by any means, but if you really push yourself, the rewards that come from completing algorithms and projects is legit.
Give it a shot.
But complete and utter despair at my lack of ability isn’t something that gets me down for (too) long and after a couple of weeks of persevering I was running through the intermediate problems with increasing confidence. As intimidating as stuff like this can be when you first look at it, once you have a basic grasp of the fundamentals, the world is your oyster.
I hate that saying… I don’t even like oysters.
The world is your oyster deep fried mars bar.
A weekly update of what I’m currently reading, watching and listening to.
x = reading
Freakonomics – Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
This book is a really interesting read that gives you a different perspective on the world and what’s going around you. Their answer to the reasons behind the drop in crime in the USA still feels ridiculous to me.
x = listening
Tourist – U
x = watching
Defines the term ‘slow burn’, but crazy good acting and a super gritty storyline keeps you on-board and clamouring for answers. Ben Mendleson is the GOAT.
x = podcasting
Two comedians that review fast food restaurants in the USA. Thanks to these guys I’m this close to selling everything I own, moving to the USA and living the short, yet enjoyable dream of hyper-obesity.