Week 2: Bringing in the New

I feel that this week was very exciting. I felt more comfortable in the workplace this week. For instance, I was more accustomed to the way things worked and I feel that I have become very close with my co-workers. I feel that I have achieved a lot this week. I have started and almost finished  CSS Basics and I am well on my way to creating my first solo website. I am very excited about this, by the way. This week was also the week when our cubicle designs were to be judged. I enjoyed every moment of it because I love to do arts and crafts. This gave me the opportunity to do what I loved and to join in on some friendly competition. I really liked the ideas that the others came up with and the amount of imagination and passion that went into every one of the cubicles.

 

This week the group had the privilege of meeting two more female leaders in our community: Dr. Angelique Johnson and Stacy Servo. I really enjoyed learning about their businesses and what they do. I feel that knowing that there are so many female leaders in our community leading the future is very inspiring. It makes me want to try my best to succeed and assist in leading our society’s future.

 

I was also very ecstatic about meeting our new members, Lily and Janiya. We now have a full group. They were easy to get along with and got used to everyone quickly. I like how we have such a diverse group. For example, our personalities connect with each other but are different.  

 

Today, we had a going away party, or Despedida, for Angelie. ( I think that’s how you spell it) It was very fun and I liked seeing how she reacted when we “surprised her”. I do think I kinda ruined the cat pic surprise though. ( I’m not as stealthy as I thought I was lol) . :’) Alicia also gave the group a surprise presentation. (Man we had a lot of surprises today.) It was very cool to get a snippet of her business and to see her spotlight her talent. At the end of the day, we did a pop-up talent show, which was pretty cool, and everyone showed off their dazzling talent! It was very cool to see another side to a majority of the group.

 

Well, that is all I have for today. Thanks for reading! 😉

Week 1:Let’s Get This Party Started:

The first week of working at Empower at Glowtouch Tech was very interesting. Coming into this program I didn’t know what to expect, but as soon as I dove into the wondrous world of web coding, I became hooked. Treehouse is the platform that we nine African American females used to soak up information about HTML and CSS. Treehouse, I feel, is a very fluid platform for teaching. For example, the guided lessons have a balanced amount of quizzes and activities to check on progress. I found this function very useful because it helped me recall any information I may have forgotten and/or needed to work on.

I feel that the most challenging part of treehouse was remembering the flow of the html. For example, when setting up a webpage you need to remember that the basic order is always:

<!DOCTYPE html>

       <html>

            <head>

            </head>

 <body>

</body>

</html>

 

This is something that I had to practice over and over again to fully grasp. I feel that my forgetfulness of the order had to do with all the elements in between the main parts of the coding. The most interesting thing I learned through Treehouse was how a website was set up. For example, I never knew or thought about the background of making a website. I did not realize that it took so much coding to create some of the most simple pages.

I think that the biggest takeaway from Ms. Fitzpatrick was that when given the opportunity or chance you have to take it. For example, if you have a skill that you might’ve thought was useless, it may not be as useless as you thought. For example, that skill can lead you down a pathway of other opportunities and can affect your future.  

The biggest takeaway from Eric, our first presenter, was that machine learning can be used for almost everything. I found it very interesting that the technology we use every day can be traced to machine learning. Machine learning can also be seen in various fields.

I think the last thing I want to add is that I am glad I jumped on this bandwagon and started learning how to code. I see how this skill can affect my future and lead me to make adventures along the way.