This week I had to manipulate some images at work and I use normally GIMP for that. The thing is, I did a GIMP course a while ago and the only functionality that I remember well is the Clone functionality (you clone a region in another part of the picture).
I learned about the Adalab program in twitter and I started to be curious about it. Adalab is a program to help women to become programmers. The program includes a front-end course, personal development classes and an internship in a company. Moreover, each woman will have a female mentor to help her to start in the tech sector.
Yesterday I attended a Tech Conference, Women Techmakers Madrid and it was a wonderful event. I loved the Art and Technology talks from Marta Verde and Esther Borao and I am now an absolute fan of Laura Lacarra, her talk about Comfort Zone should be seen by any women in Tech. Moreover, the talk was so funny!
One day you decide you want to improve in what you do for a living. You start thinking about what you want to learn and you organize your learning program in a visual way.
Last weeks I have realized that I am focus now on improving in my career, which is great. But how did I get here?
I am starting the learning process with Sass and I have decided to apply the concepts after learning PostCSS, automating the compilation to css with Gulp.
After learning the basics of responsive web design back in 2014, I did some web designs to practice what I learnt. I realized that I wanted to learn also graphic design to do my own designs from scratch, so I did some online courses:
- Creative course
After organizing the learning Front-end development project, I am going to start learning about Preprocessors (Sass for CSS and Jade or HAML for HTML), Postprocessors (PostCSS) and automatic workflow (with Gulp or Grunt):
After organizing a little and analyze what I want to learn to improve in Front-end development, it comes a question to my mind: How to get time for this? This learning process is like a side project, so I have researched in Internet to get some ideas.
I learnt the basis of HTML5 & CSS2-CSS3 in a course in 2013/2014, but you can do it from scratch with a lot of online resources. I found a very good article From zero to Front-end hero where it explains how to start and keep learning HTML & CSS:
When I saw that the Call for papers for Codemotion Madrid 2016 process was open, I thought that I could explain my journey to becoming a Front-end developer because it can be useful for others.
2 weeks ago I wrote a post about my first year as a Frontend Developer. At the end of the post I wrote my goals from now on:
Last Friday I watched “Divergent” on TV and only 5 days later I was living the same experience!
In 10 days I do my first year as a Frontend Developer and although I like the change very much, it was not easy to take the first step.
Today I went to the Women Techmakers Madrid and it was an overdose of Iocain for me, in a possitive way, of course. Iocain? To understand the meaning, you should have watched Teresa de la Torre’s talk, but I will explain a little bit later :)
Brad Frost wrote recently an article about Frontend design and after read it I thought, yes, this is what I am! I am a Frontend Designer!
One month ago I went to the first meeting of a new Meetup group in Madrid: “Ada Code Group”, for women developers that want to improve their skills and spread their knowledge. In that meeting, a girl, Laura Morillo, who works with different organizations to make visible the role of women in tech, told us about a new event, “Women Techmakers Madrid 2016” and she encourages us to present a talk in the Call for Papers. I didn’t do any talk until now, but I presented one, about creating a Portfolio with Jekyll and Github Pages.
For my next web design I want to do something cool, like a header effect on scroll. An example of what I want to achieve is something like this: Chris Simpson web page, so I looked for a tutorial to get some ideas to do it: How to Create a “Stay-On-Top” Menu with CSS3 and jQuery.
I am not a graphic designer, but I would like to add my own images to the web page I’m going to do. Some months ago I learnt the basics of Inkscape and GIMP, the free software alternatives to Illustrator and Photoshop, so now it’s time to use them for real.
Now that I have tried different jekyll themes, it is time to start one from scratch. I will use a very useful tutorial: Creating and Hosting a Personal Site on GitHub , that explains very well all the steps to do. The only thing that is different in my case is that I use Project Pages instead of User Pages, so I will specify here the differences.
After doing my first 2 personal websites, I wanted to put them together in a web page. Then, people in my company talked about GitHub pages to host web pages and I thought that it would be a good idea to learn more about it.