On June 20, 2019, I gave a presentation at our local freeCodeCamp meetup group about the static site generator, or progressive web app generator as they like to call it, Gatsby.
When learning web development, they all tell you to find a problem in your life and create a solution using code to create a great project. Well, I drive for Uber and I wanted to know when the most flights would be coming into my local airport. The airport website has listings, but it’s a cluttered mess. I wanted something where I could just see at a glance when the most flights were coming in. I could not find a public/free API for flight information so I needed to figure out a little bit of web scraping. Code and working example is here: https://codesandbox.io/s/7zx3v5kqmq and I did a video walk-through explaining how the code works here:
I’ve been making more videos and this time I’ve been working on the freeCodeCamp selection of algorithm challenges. I’ve been doing one every day and adding them to the playlist below. I’m twelve days in and the plan is to do one every day until I’ve got them all!
They are not professionally produced. I just turn on youtube and start typing generally. You may have heard of “rubber duck decoding” and this is basically how I make these videos. They are either me talking through some code I’ve just worked on or some are videos I’ve made where I’m trying to help a friend out with some coding issue.