Kicking Off Learning Projects

I ran across this repo at one point recently and have decided that to help me learn various technologies, frameworks, etc, that I’ll be working through the ideas they’ve included. I plan to have a page for here as a summary of the project including some thoughts, requirements, etc., and a link to the actual completed work. Having a link to it will allow me to open source the code for it and also more easily interact with various technologies as needed.

The first project: converting binary to decimal numbers. While I haven’t figured out the full stack for this, I’ll be using it to get my feet wet with React at least, so we’ll see what else comes of it.

Perhaps I’ll copy a setup similar to what I’ve been working on with the Cucumber site and setup an NGINX box on Heroku that I can use to route to the various builds I do that may end up living on Netlify or something? Of course, this goes against the idea of:

"If you're learning a new task, use familiar tools. If you're learning new tools, use a familiar task."

Perhaps instead of choosing a different stack each time, I’ll decide on one and use that for the set?

Here’s the current list and the ‘difficulties’ as of June, 13, 2019:

Tier Developer Profile
1 Developers in the early stages of their learning journey. Those who are typically focused on creating user-facing applications.
2 Developers at an intermediate stage of learning and experience. They are comfortable in UI/UX, using development tools, and building apps that use API services.
3 Developers who have all of the above, and are learning more advanced techniques like implementing backend applications and database services.

Tier-1: Beginner Projects

Name Short Description Tier
Bin2Dec Binary-to-Decimal number converter 1-Beginner
Border Radius Previewer Preview how CSS3 border-radius values affect an element 1-Beginner
Calculator Calculator 1-Beginner
Christmas Lights Simulate a string of Christmas lights 1-Beginner
Cause Effect App Click list item to display item details 1-Beginner
Color Cycle Cycle a color value through incremental changes 1-Beginner
Countdown Timer Event Countdown timer 1-Beginner
CSV2JSON App CSV to JSON converter 1-Beginner
Dynamic CSS Variables Dynamically change CSS variable settings 1-Beginner
First DB App Your first Database app! 1-Beginner
Flip Image Change the orientation of images across two axes 1-Beginner
GitHub Status Display Current GitHub Status 1-Beginner
Hello User native language greeting 1-Beginner
IOT Mailbox Simulator Use callbacks to check your snail mail 1-Beginner
JSON2CSV App JSON to CSV converter 1-Beginner
Key Value Keyboard Event Values 1-Beginner
Lorem Ipsum Generator Generate lorem ipsum placeholder text 1-Beginner
Notes App Create an online note pad 1-Beginner
Pearson Regression Calculate the correlation coefficient for two sets of data 1-Beginner
Pomodoro Clock Task timer to aid personal productivity 1-Beginner
Product Landing Page Showcase product details for possible buyers 1-Beginner
Quiz App Test your knowledge by answering questions 1-Beginner
Recipe App Recipe 1-Beginner
Roman to Decimal Convert Roman to Decimal numbers 1-Beginner
Slider Design Display images using a slider control 1-Beginner
Stopwatch App Count time spent on activities 1-Beginner
TrueOrFalse Identify the result of a conditional comparison 1-Beginner
Vigenere Cipher Encrypt text using the Vigenere Cypher 1-Beginner
Wind Chill Calculate the windchill factor from an actual temperature 1-Beginner
Word Frequency Calculate word frequency in a block of text 1-Beginner

Tier-2: Intermediate Projects

Name Short Description Tier
Bit Masks Using Bit Masks for Conditions 2-Intermediate
Book Finder App Search for books by multiple criteria 2-Intermediate
Card Memory Game Memorize and match hidden images 2-Intermediate
Charity Finder App Find a Global Charity to donate to 2-Intermediate
Drawing App Create digital artwork on the web 2-Intermediate
Emoji Translator App Translate sentences into Emoji 2-Intermediate
Flashcards App Review and test your knowledge through Flash Cards 2-Intermediate
Flip Art App Animate a set of images 2-Intermediate
HighStriker Game Highstriker strongman carnival game 2-Intermediate
Markdown Previewer Preview text formatted in GitHub flavored markdown 2-Intermediate
Markdown Table Generator Convert a table into Markdown-formatted text 2-Intermediate
Meme Generator App Create custom memes 2-Intermediate
Podcast Directory Directory of favorite podcasts 2-Intermediate
QR Code Badge Generator Encode badge info in a QRcode 2-Intermediate
Regular Expression Helper Test Regular Expressions 2-Intermediate
Sales Reciepts App Record Sales Receipts in a DB 2-Intermediate
Simple Online Store Simple Online Store 2-Intermediate
Sports Bracket Generator Generate a sports bracket diagram 2-Intermediate
String Art An animation of moving, colored strings 2-Intermediate
Timezone Slackbot Display Team Timezones 2-Intermediate
To-Do App Manage personal to-do tasks 2-Intermediate
Typing Practice Typing Practice 2-Intermediate

Tier-3: Advanced Projects

Name Short Description Tier
Battleship Bot Create a Discord bot that plays Battleship 3-Advanced
Battleship Game Engine Create a callable engine to play the Battleship game 3-Advanced
Boole Bots Game Battling Bots driven by Boolean algebra 3-Advanced
Calorie Counter Calorie Counter Nutrition App 3-Advanced
Chat App Real-time chat interface 3-Advanced
Elevator Elevator simulator 3-Advanced
Fast Food Simulator Fast Food Restaurant Simulator 3-Advanced
Instagram Clone A clone of Facebook’s Instagram app 3-Advanced
GitHub Timeline Generate a timeline of a users GitHub Repos 3-Advanced
Kudos Slackbot Give recognition to a deserving peer 3-Advanced
Movie App Browse, Find Ratings, Check Actors and Find you next movie to watch 3-Advanced
MyPodcast Library Create a library of favorite podcasts 3-Advanced
NASA Exoplanet Query Query NASA’s Exoplanet Archive 3-Advanced
Shell Game Animated shell game 3-Advanced
Shuffle Deck Evaluate different algorithms for shuffling a card deck 3-Advanced
Slack Archiver Archive Slack Messages 3-Advanced
Spell-It App A twist on the classic Speak N Spell game 3-Advanced
Survey App Define, conduct, and view a survey 3-Advanced

Status by tier

Tier Completed Total Progress
1 1 30 3%
2 0 22 0%
3 0 18 0%

See the projects I’ve done or have in progress here.

Have some questions, comments, or other feedback? Let me know!