Final Project, Demo Day and Celebrations

12 weeks, 58 days, ~ 435 hours later and I have officially graduated Makers Bootcamp!

It’s been a whirlwind and it’s gone so fast. I can confidently say I am a better developer than when I started (admittedly the bar was pretty low). I…

Maintenance, glitches and acronyms galore.

Another week over and another week closer to the big bad world of placement. This week we continued on with the COBOL maintenance module, looking at progressively larger codebases, aiming to understand their logic, refactor where appropriate and add some extra features.

After the success…

Bulletin boards, refactoring and teamwork

Monday morning and we were straight back into building our message board system. Friday, we had started all guns blazing, hit a wall, regrouped and tried a few more ideas. By the end of the day, we had some form of progress. We had managed…

The origins of Teenage Mutant Ninja COBOL Turtles

Another week down, another step closer to programming genius. Some weeks, a full step might be an ambitious target, with some even feeling like a step backwards. But this week I’m feeling good, I’m confident in saying I am a better programmer…

SQL, databases and chitter

Week 6 complete, we are officially half-way through the bootcamp. Oh, that’s a bit terrifying. In just 6 weeks I’ll be released to the DWP, expected to start working, ready or not. A bit daunting. To be honest, I’m actually feeling okay about it. Maybe it’s…

Sinatra, Capybara and The Web

Week 5 saw us tackle the wide world of the world wide web. Using our beloved ruby along with some extra tools this week we were able to code and create some simple web apps. Specifically we looked to use:

  • Sinatra, an open source software…

I played with the code, got lost in the game,

Object-oriented-programming, Oystercards and classes

Wow that’s 4 weeks down already, that went fast! This week in particular was speedy, probably helped by the bank holiday Monday putting us down to a 4 day week. For a lot of people, the…

Francesca

Apprentice Software Engineer, Newbie Blogger

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