Upper case, lower case, one special sign, at least eight digits and nothing that makes sense or has any relation to you, your name, your birthdate or the name of your first dog. Does this sound familiar? Yep, this sounds like the requirements for a safe password! But are those still valid?
A few days ago I decided to get some experience with Python. I had an introductionary 3 hours lesson on this programming language a while back. Due to my terrible memory I forgot nearly everything I have been told there, so I kind of started from scratch again. I will tell you why I want to code in Python, how I plan to learn and the beginners mistakes I did.
Now that you are all excited about hackathons and we all made sure to apply for one you might also want to know what to prepare for such an event! I haven’t been yet to a hackathon but I have heard of this new thing, the internet, where you can look for information and this is just what I am going to do – keep on reading to see what I found 😉
I have been blabbing on about going to my first hackathon and I never really made sure that everyone knows what a hackathon is. So we will figure that out today and also see what you can (according to the web) prep for a hack! Continue reading “What the hack? (Part 1)”
I often think I want to do this or I want to do that, but I am not quite sure how to start. And it is a little bit the same with learning programming and learning new programming languages. So how do you get started on coding?
We take such good care of our bodies. We try to eat right, exercise regularly and do not smoke and drink. Or at least we try to keep the “bad habits” to a minimum. Something that constantly seems to get forgotten is our mental health and our stress level. I think it is obvious to most of us that excessive use of the computer or the mobile phone might cause or increase stress and makes us fell uncomfortable. So why not try a digital detox?
As I mentioned in my last blog entry, I did apply to a hackathon. It was my first application and I am not sure whether it always works the same way but one thing I was asked during the online application process was to provide my github link.
I do not have a github account and actually, I am not quite sure what github is. From googeling stuff I know that I found a lot of code snippets and wikis there, but I don’t think that’s really all of it. So I am doing some research about it now and you can join me on my journey! Continue reading “What’s github?”
A few weeks ago I went to a meet up. There I met a very inspiring young woman. I am allowed to use the term young woman as I am turning 30 next year and already behave like a granny. One of her many missions is to inspire women in tech and to encourage other women to take a step towards a career in tech too. Continue reading “Feeling inspired”
I graduated from university with a bachelors’ degree not too long ago. I think I did an okay job, but I have not always been good at school stuff. I actually had to learn how to learn. These are my tips for you, which will hopefully help you to learn and prepare better for school! Continue reading “How to prepare for exams and tests”