As my capstone project for this first month, I’ve written code that asks you for your zip code, and—using the Yahoo Weatherman gem—tells you the weather conditions, high, and low for the next five days. It’s not the most exciting app in the world (what learning-to-code project is?), but it’s more code—and specifically more Ruby—than I would have ever thought I could write this time last year.
Check out the weather forecast script on Github.
Without going to the conference and meeting Caro, I wouldn’t have been aware of SkillCrush, which means I wouldn’t be in the course, which means I almost certainly would still be paralyzed with fear about writing anything more than ultra-hacky Python. I highly recommend the Bullish conference to anyone who considers themselves even remotely an ambitious woman. The people you meet there are unparalleled.