Python, Technology

Codestellation: The Friendly Hackathon

As I mentioned in a previous post, I attended Codestellation this past weekend – the fourth annual beginner-friendly hackathon hosted on my campus. I had heard about it last year, but I didn’t get a chance to participate due to being busy with the start of my Master’s program. When I saw the flyers around campus for this year’s event, I knew I had to seize the opportunity to attend. I’m so excited that I did!

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Blog Updates, Python, Science

Blog Update!

Happy November!

Halloween has come and gone, and I haven’t made a post here in a month. Yikes! Research and report writing, as well as job hunting, have been keeping me quite busy, but that’s no excuse for my lack of writing here.

Updates in this post:

  • Science Fridays
  • Codestellation
  • Progress in Python and Japanese studies

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Python, Science

Progress Update: Python

I can’t believe it has been three months since I started learning Python!

(Or rather, it’s been three months since I started from scratch with Python Crash Course by Eric Matthes, after giving up on Codeacademy’s Python course for various reasons, which I wrote about here.)

I’m about halfway through PCC so far, nearly done with chapter 6 (about dictionaries). I really enjoy this book, and I’m so glad I came across it in the public library when I did. In this post, I’m going to talk about what I’ve learned from experimenting with different approaches to not just understanding the material, but remembering it.

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