viernes, 21 de abril de 2017

Lightning Talk in Free Code Camp

I think is time to start to write in English, so, this time I want to write about the talk I gave in a workshop from a community called freeCodeCamp(). I friend of mine, aka Mike, requested me some example about javascript programming and I said him "oh yeah, I have a memory game and the page of the cats". Then, an arrangement was done.

The workshop started on Monday 17th at 7 pm but I arrive one hour late, as a good Mexican in Mexico. Mike was explaining about conditional structures, loops, and arrays. When I saw it, I thought the memory game was a kind of hard for beginners so I decided to show them the GifCat project with Vuejs.

Before me, it was another guy that showed us a calculator made with CSS and vanilla js. It was very interesting because He wasn't a programmer, not at all. He said us that he was an economist but when he saw how good was the employments for programmers he decided to study programming.

The presentation was good despite I had two o three years since my last talk in which one I talked about the beast, yes, LaTex. I showed how I had ordered randomly the cards in the HTML document and how I was doing the comparison and finally what kind of thinks could be added in order to improve the game experience, things like an attempt counter, multiplayer option, more transitions effects with CSS, etc. After the memory game, I show the GifCat project and it was very good to watch their faces since GifCat, certainly, was a more interesting project because everyone loves cats and what they do. I explained that there already are many services that provide you pictures of any kind and everyone can use them in the ways you want.

The repo from the memory game is this: and the GifCat can be found here:

Finally, a pic from the event.