Full Stack - Level 1: Module 1 - Lauren MacPherson

Technical Area

  • Introduction to Discourse and the Discourse Tech Stack
  • Installed Discourse on my local machine
  • Reviewed Git syntax, learned Ruby syntax for the first time


  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • Ruby, Rails
  • Discourse Tech Stack

Soft Skills

  • Gained significant familiarity with using the CL to install packages
  • Practiced web search skills to quickly find documentation to resolve installation errors

Achievement Highlights

  • Encountered unexpected errors in the installation process, and learned more about Ruby in the effort to debug these errors and resolve dependencies
  • Prepared a working development environment to complete future modules
  • Watched and read resources related to the tech stack, preparing me for the rest of the modules and for the internship itself

Tasks Completed

  • Installed Discourse and Discourse dependencies
  • Gained command line experience
  • Familiarized self with syntax in the Discourse tech stack