three pairs of footprints// x-day

I’m still working on the projects on Free Code Camp, though very slowly, and often I get stuck going in the wrong direction. Most recently, I have created a cat-shaped calculator, and I’m still working on the Pomodoro clock project. MLS commented that half the time spent on the zipline projects are actually research, which is surprisingly true.

View the demo on Codepen.
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I applied to the Learn IT, Girl program last year, and have been accepted as a scholar. I have a mentor(!), and the project will be in JavaScript. Normally, you’re supposed to pick a new language, but I think this time around they allowed mentees to explore a new area, rather than start a new language, depending on their knowledge. My original idea involved exploring WebGL and audio. The more research I do, though, it seems I might be using SVG and the web audio API to control it. The program runs until the end of spring…I think I need to read a bit more to figure out the kinds of questions I should be asking when starting project.

I’m currently learning PHP (and SQL, but it’s not a language) at work  and absorbing a lot from the more senior designers. I tend to not think about scale, since I’ve mostly worked on small projects, so this is something I’ve been trying to put into practice.

This book recommends a software that doesn’t exist anymore as the main part of the tutorial. Borrowed it from the public library; don’t buy.
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I’m not entirely sure where this will go. When I was asked by my mentor why I was interested in the Learn IT, Girl program, I was a little hesitant in my answering. I am interested in programming for fun, and hopefully to use towards an interactive art practice in the future, and learning web development seems like a detour in itself. But I really am enjoying myself, there are challenges  I can’t solve alone (in a timely fashion).

I do want to continue working on multimedia content, and JavaScript…is just an extension of that. I’ll probably still be a designer (what kind? not sure) for a long time, and even if I did learn some web development. I’m still not comfortable with labeling myself as “full-stack web developer,” or a “front-end developer,” or a “front-end designer.” Is there something so truly wrong with having the title of a visual, graphic or web designer, or must you be a (software) product-type? After traversing the co-op work system, you realize that you have to be adaptive because you’ll always be the most junior person on the team, no matter what you do.

It exists. *I don’t own a Macbook, despite the drawing.

I’m a little interested in motion graphic design (and maybe VR) in the future, but as usual, one step at a time.

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For TheOASG.
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Monster Hunter Valentine’s~
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MH Valentines-2

MH Valentines-3

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And some Fire Emblem ones.
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Gif that didn’t turn out so well.
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Still debating whether to get a Skillshare account to take a few courses. Some are free. Though, there’s also registering with RGD to consider…

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