Tools that I use as a beginner coder*
Codecademy — where I learn python, SQL, GitHub (Codecademy Pro Student membership; 35% off regular price).
Medium — where I write my blogs to share my progress.
CoderPad —great platform to use when collaborating in real time with others online using code.
Jupyter Notebook — what I use to access and complete data files for portfolio projects.
Google Meets — to record difficult concepts that my mentor explains so I can refer back to them later.
Google Docs — where I keep notes of my mentor meetings. Helps to let my mentor know what I’ve been working on, keeping track of my progress and keeping myself accountable. I use the format below to recap my meetings:
Key things that have happened since last time.
What have you been working on since the last meeting ? Reflection on discussions from last meetup ?
Did you get stuck on any questions or concepts ?
What was talked about during this meetup ?
What to focus on for the next two weeks.
Specific topics to cover ? Specific code to work on ?
Possible concepts to cover at the next meetup.
Areas that I am confused or curious about .
*I will keep adding to this list as I discover more tools along my learning journey.