Category Archives: 100 Days of Code

100 Days of Code – Completed!

I finished the #100DaysOfCode challenge and it feels great! I will tell you a little a bit about my experience.

Top 5 Takeaways:

  1. Sitting down and writing code every day is not easy
  2. Planning is critical to your success
  3. Staying motivated requires effort
  4. Being excited about your project makes a world of difference
  5. Learning takes time and effort

What did I build?

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100 Days of Code – What Does it Look Like at Day 11

Stoltzmaniac Fans – It’s time for a #100DaysOfCode update.

I have completed 11 days of the challenge. Let me tell you, it has been a blast and I have already learned a lot. In this post I’ll walk you through what I’ve done thus far. Here is a link to the code on my GitHub repository.  

As you may recall from my previous post I set out to create a flask application to host data science projects for the Meetup group that I organize (Fort Collins Data Science Meetup). My goal is to provide people with an outlet to run code online where they will get the benefits of having a server and a dynamic UI. This will improve the group’s collaboration and Git skills along with allowing people to showcase their work without having to build infrastructure. In case you’re wondering, I built this using Docker Compose, Flask, NGINX, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB.

In order to keep from boring myself to sleep while writing this, I’m going to keep it short and to the point. You might be asking, “what does this application look like?” That’s a great question. It’s a normal website where people contribute Python scripts to do some sort of data processing or analysis. For example, here’s a word cloud generator where the user inserts a Twitter handle with a link to a logo of some sort and then a word cloud is created from all of the most recent tweets! Here is @realdonaldtrump as the Republican elephant and @barackobama as the Democrat donkey.

 

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New Year, New Challenge – 100 Days of Code

Starting the 100 Days of Code ( #100DaysOfCode ) challenge

 

I am always looking to boost my coding skills and as I watch everyone make resolutions for the year, I couldn’t help but think I should try this challenge. In case you don’t know what I’m referring to, one resource is https://www.100daysofcode.com/ – which really gives you a good overview of what the challenge involves.

What will I be building?

I am a project-oriented person, so I will be building a web application that runs sentiment analysis on text data from APIs.

The basic topics I hope to cover:

  • Flask Application
    • User login
    • Store data from external APIs
    • Utilize PostgreSQL and MongoDB
    • Jinja2 templating
    • Back end API development
    • Luigi ETL pipeline

I will try and send out a blog update every week or two with highlights! I will also be updating GitHub as I go along. Part of the challenge is also posting on Twitter, so each day I’ll be using the hashtag #100DaysOfCode and you can follow me @stoltzmaniac