Hope you all had a good week so far!
I think I’m coming down with a bit of a cold unfortunately; it’s definitely harder to focus on work when you’re struggling with sickness. As an intern, you only get 10 weeks so even missing one day is a lot! I’m going to go to bed early tonight and hope that in the morning it’ll be all better.
I just finished my first project and it’s finally live on the site! I finished the bulk of it last week, but it took a couple of code reviews and tweaks here and there before it got pushed up to the live site. Currently, I am working on a project that gives the teacher the ability to reset a problem, lesson, or module. The way that the system works is that there are many problems in a lesson and multiple lessons in a module. Apparently, many students cheat and copy/paste code!! This feature will at least allow teachers to completely clear a student’s code so that they can ensure that the student will produce their own and actually learn the material.
Today, I’ll talk a bit about the sort of activities that our team at CodeHS do. Every Wednesday, we participate in a 30-minute activity called recess. Essentially, this period allows us to take a break from our projects and bond as a team. So far, we’ve played Scattegories and gone to the farmer’s market. This week, we decided to go to a free –do such things exist in San Francisco?– art museum a few blocks away from our office. It’s called the International Art Museum of America, and we got to see a couple of cool things in the 10 minutes we were there. I found it a bit ironic how the only artwork I s
aw in an Art Museum of America were Chinese paintings, but granted I didn’t have much time to see anything else. 10 minutes in my opinion, is barely enough time to look at anything, but we had to adhere to the 30-minute rule, although I broke it a bit by going next door and getting a chai latte at Chai Bar.
Today, we also got to participate in a read-in: during this hour, you’re allowed to take a break from work and read a book. Many members of the team however, did not take advantage of this break and continued to code. These read-ins only happen once every month, so I definitely was going to read!
That’s all for this week, but look forward to my post this weekend because I’m going to be going to the Pride Parade!! There’s also a corgi con (where there will be corgi costume contests and races) happening before it, but I’ll have to see how much energy I have. Looking forward to the next time I post!