To prepare for Module 4, please complete & submit the following before 11:59pm Saturday, the Saturday day before the inning begins. This will ensure that you have a full day off before starting the mod. The pre-work should take a maximum of 20 hours. This pre-work is meant to be an introduction to the topics we will begin covering in week 1. It is perfectly okay if these topics still feel a bit fuzzy at the end of the week.
1906 Pre-work: Submit all links here.
High Level Concepts to Keep in Mind
- Methods are called Functions
- You should know the difference between
null; JS does not have a
nillike Ruby does
requireing a file you’ve written does nothing if you didn’t export from that file
return, your return value will be
1. Mythical Critters
Note: These exercises are written using ES6 syntax which may be helpful to include if you are
Submit: Link to your mythical critters repo.
3. Gear Up Lightning Talk
For your Gear Up Lightning Talk you will need to submit the following by 9:00 am Monday of week 1:
- Topic title (Be specific) Good Example: Bias in Facial Recognition Software
- Detailed outline of the points you are going to make (Should translate to 5-8 slides)
- 3 Resources you plan to use in preparation for your talk
- 3 Discussion questions you will ask your audience
Duplicate topics will not be accepted, so submit early in order to secure your choice! Submit your answers here
4. Cover Letter
Complete a cover letter for a real position (no, you cannot make one up), tailored accordingly. The letter should be formatted professionally and look just as a good as one you would submit for a dream job. Please use this as a guide
No Submission: Will review during PD
5. Cross Pollination Project Idea
During Mod 4 you have the opportunity to collaborate with Frontend students to build out applications. If you have a great idea you want to work on, create a gist with details about your project idea. Please be as detailed as possible and include the tech stack you are considering. Take the time now to think through your proposal and your future self will thank you. As you are thinking about projects, remember it doesn’t have to be a completely new idea. It could mimic something a company that you are are interested in does, or reach out to a company that you are considering for access to their API if they have one. These little things can help you really stand out as a candidate and show that you are really interested in their company.
No Submission: Hold onto for submissions during week 3
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