Grace Lu

July 27, 2016

What’s up everyone!

Pre-sunriseI am quite exhausted today; I woke up at 4:45 AM in hopes of catching a glimpse of the sunrise at Twin Peaks. I guess we forgot about how large Karl the Fog was though, and the moment we stepped out of the lyft I knew that we were probably not going to be able to see much. We could barely even see a few feet in front of us! We decided to walk around and climb to what I believe is one of the more famous points of Twin Peaks; my ears hurt from the pressure, my hair was soaking wet, and my glasses were completely fogged up. However, I was glad to have gone to such a famous part of San Francisco despite the lack of a nice view of the sunrise. Afterwards, we got some pretty strong coffee from CoffeeShop and had breakfast together at Blue Fig on Valencia. I can definitely see the appeal of being a morning bird: I got to do so much before work and even got into the office earlier than usual!

By the way everybody, here’s a link to my blog post on CodeHS’s medium account: I managed to finish this project early this week, but there are always random unexpected bugs popping up everywhere, so I had to make some fixes today as well. Today was our July hackathon, and I spent the day coding up a small feature for the sales team. I worked with Max, one of the main sales team member, where we created a page where users can click on a state in the US and have CodeHS statistics and schools easily listed. I got to work with Google’s Geochart, which is honestly an amazing feature for anyone looking to create some interactive maps. I’m hoping to make more improvements to this feature during my next hackathon so that it’ll be able to go live!

Users can click on a state and get the CodeHS stats and schools!

Users can click on a state and get the CodeHS stats and schools!


San Francisco Botanical garden: it’s always foggy in Golden Gate Park

I also want to mention about my morning trip to the San Francisco Botanical Gardens with my friend: just letting you all know, the Gardens are free every day from 7:30-9 AM. Definitely worth waking up early if you don’t want to spend $8! It was very foggy that morning as well–honestly, I’m starting to wonder if there are any places here that aren’t foggy.

It’s crazy to think that I only have about two more weeks of work left and about that much more time in the city! I’ve been trying to do something new every day to make up for it. I’ll be biking to Muir Woods this weekend, so you’ll be sure to see a post on that soon!