Creating a Voting App with create-react-app and Django

The latest project that I worked on was Pollster, this is the Voting App in Free Code Camp’s curriculumn. This was a good chance for me to build a project from the ground up and play with technologies that I had been eye balling for a while (mostly Redux). This also meant deploying the application. Check Github repo here. Here are a few pictures: ... [Read More]

Building a Simon game

After finishing the Tic Tac Toe game, I set out to finish the last Front End project from Free Code Camp, a Simon Game. The game consists of 4 buttons, from which a sequence will play. The player’s job is to match that sequence. If you do, the sequence grows, otherwise it plays the same sequence until you pass the current level. Straight forward rules, but I really had no clue how to implement... [Read More]

Building a Tic Tac Toe game

In the past two weeks, I have been working on a Tic Tac Toe game for Free Code Camp. This one took a couple of sittings as it required me to learn quite a few things. I chose to use React for the project as it is something that I’ve been meaning to learn for the longest time and had some momentum coming in after finishing my Pomodoro Clock in React. The user stories for... [Read More]

Thoughts on hackathons

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending my second hackathon, HackNY Spring 2016. The first one I attended was in the summer, AngelHack Brooklyn 2015. This time around, things were a bit tougher, it wasn’t all smooth sailing and I just want to write about things that I could have done better in terms of preparation and on-site. Decide on a goal Hackathons have prizes, these come in two kinds, specific categories (design,... [Read More]

On typing

Humble beginnings I first learned to type and then learned to program. I remember when I was still in High School a couple years back (wow, more than 5!) whenever I had the need to type papers or anything on the computer, I would type.. like a noob. I did a bit better than hunt and peck as I used more than just my index fingers to type but I was still heavily inefficient.... [Read More]