It is the last week of Code Chrysalis and the last two weeks have been spent working on our final team project. In addition to all of the things we learned during the first half of the course we learned several new things to complete our project including the Facebook Graph API, NYT Developer API, Python Requests-HTML library, and AWS Lambda functions. We also stretched some CSS and design muscles a bit.
For week nine and ten of Code Chrysalis the pace and focus have changed. I am now working on a final project with two of my classmates and we are using everything we learned in the course (and then some) to create an amazing web application which we will demo in two weeks. The experience has changed from an intensive learning environment and now feels more like going in to a job every day. A job that you really like.
Week six of Code Chrysalis is over. The highlight of this week was going to Pivotal Labs in Tokyo and getting to learn their style of agile design called Lean XP.
In addition each student also created an MVP* of an application in two days. We started by brainstorming ideas and then each turned an idea into reality. If you are looking for a good book to read check out my MVP app, What The Heck Should I Read. Continue reading →
I have now been immersed in full stack software engineering for four weeks at Code Chrysalis. The amount of new information I’ve consumed in the last week is indescribable. I can now say that I am a full stack developer (with limited experience).