Jscott - Full Stack Pathway

Things Learned:

  • Techincal
    1. Learned the basics of Ruby , PostgreSQL , HTML/CSS , and Git
    2. Implementation of web page designed by a task lead
  • Tools
    1. Asana, used for task assignments and workflow
    2. Discourse
    3. GSuite
    4. Slack, used to communicate
    5. VS Code, chosen editor for development
  • Soft Skills
    1. Project Management–Asana
    2. Team Collaboration and Communication
    3. Task Assignment and Completion
    4. Solution Seeking, finding resources to complete tasks at hand

Achievements:

  1. Taught myself to code my first web page ever
  2. Achieved " Weekly Star Performer" - Mr. Interactive - Always interacting within the meetings! Shined out, especially in the interaction tasks given to the team!
  3. Completed all tasks assigned to me
  4. Attended every meeting

Attendance:

  • 5 daily meetings in week 1 including the orientation meeting
  • 2 meetings in week 2
  • Discourse Demo meeting in week 3.

Goals for the upcoming week:

  • Setting up AWS accounts on Discourse
  • Await and complete newly assigned tasks
  • Work with my new subgroup on the plugin and planning out tasks for the next week
  • Continue to work through all of the remaining resources to get ready for plugin development

Task Detail:

  • Ruby:
    • Set up Ruby environment
    • Created functions and loops
  • PostgreSQL
    • Set up PostgreSQL
    • Create a table
      • Hurdles: didn’t know how to start
      • Solution & Resources: Google & Youtube tutorials
  • Webpage Layout Design
    • Top navigation
    • Sidebar
    • 3 column body
    • Round Edges
    • Change Background Color
  • GitHub
    • Clone the repo
    • Create my own branch
      • Hurdles: I didn’t know how to create my own branch, so I used the Git tutorials provide by the ML industry expert as well as my team lead Priyanka
    • Modify the test file
    • Merge changes
      • This task provided many challenges as I didn’t have an understanding of keeping track of both my local repo and the remote repo, Priyanka helped me through this.
    • Push the code to remote repo

Self-Assessment II:

Overview:

  • Technical
    • Familiarization with Discourse codebase
    • Installation of Discourse Plugins
  • Tools
    • Discourse
    • Ruby on Rails
      *AWS
  • Soft Skills
    • Problem Solving
    • Industry Skills and Etiquette for virtual teams

Achievements:

  • Implemented plugin changes on Discourse
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Familiarized myself with setting up EC2 instances

Team and Industry Correspondence Meetings:

  • Discourse Demo with Debaleena
  • AWS Webinar
  • Meeting with Industry mentor
  • Industry Skills Webinar
  • UX and FS Team Alignment Meetings
  • SCRUM/Sprint Meetings
  • Sub-team meetings

Completed Tasks:

  • Install Discourse Plug-ins into local discourse instance
    • Hurdles faced and overcome: instructions different for local instance, solved through help from teammates
  • 2 AWS Course Certifications
  • Sub-task completion:
    • Class implementation
    • Distinction between comment and reply within the codebase
    • Changing the styling for duplicate reply