Today started with presentations, and I wanted to be the first to go. I was really proud of the work I'd done to decouple the app, but I'd also styled the app a bit and put in a few funny animations for my team's entertainment. Here they are for you as well.
Stack GopherFlow Home Page:
Stack GopherFlow Edit Page:
Did I mention that our Cohort team name is the Pocket Gophers? I'm sure I did at some point.
This is different from the normal pattern, where you'd create the function and then call it at a later point:
Our challenge for the day was to rebuild jQuery with several parts of its functionality. I was very intimidated at first until we looked into what each call was doing. We figured out how to hide items, display them, and change their class so as to add other attributes. We even added definitions for clicking, so an action could happen based on how we interacted with the object.
After lunch, we had our first round of Thunder Talks. These were all pretty interesting, but not much applicable use to me right now. I'm definitely interested in learning more about background processes like auto mailing, since that seems to be a nice Rails tool to get into, but it's still a bit down the road for now.
In the afternoon, we went back to working on the jQuery challenge. After that, I worked with my Thunder Talk team to rehearse a bit before tomorrow's presentation. We divvied up what each person would talk about in addition to our own technology, so the whole thing should go very smoothly.
Until then, I'm Edwin Unger and I'm a web developer in training.