ChiPy Mentorship -Blog #2

I am in the second month of my mentorship with the Chicago Python (ChiPy) Group. My capstone project will be an exploratory data analysis visualization dashboard superhero characters from the data set found on Kaggle. It will be using D3.js for the visualizations and Flask framework for the backend.

Coding Progress

So far this month I have been learning the basics of Python and Flask. Flask is a microframework which has been used in applications such as LinkedIn and Pinterest. The hardest part about learning Flask is setting it up with my Windows machine. It took about a week for me to figure out how to set things up properly and I will write a blog post next week on how I did it. I just don’t want someone else to suffer like I did. 😫

Lesson Learned

The hardest part of this mentorship is setting clear and actionable goals for myself. My mentor Aly gave me this insightful article to read by Peter Norvig called Learn how to Program in 10 years. There was a quote that stuck to me

Full Stack Developer | Aspiring Data Scientist | Northwestern Coding Bootcamp Student | Udacity Scholar | Foodie

Full Stack Developer | Aspiring Data Scientist | Northwestern Coding Bootcamp Student | Udacity Scholar | Foodie