Week 3: (90 days to go)
Saturday and Sunday continued building knowledge on how to build an API as this is the only known element for the jam.
MONDAY: Jam is on. Goal is to create an API for Norse Mythology. Trying to get some code in during the day, but very difficult, commits this week will mainly be over on the code-jam repo.
This week has been moderately productive. The 2 days were I could have pushed forward with a lot of content I was away on training. Lots of learning was involved and I was teamed up with some excellent people. Still need to learn some more best practices for git, possibly create an alias for git add / git commit.
Saturday: Finished my side of the API for the code jam. Nothing fancy, not quite happy with how it currently works but with limited time it will have to be a stepping stone. Look forward to seeing how my teammates cipher element works.
Sunday: The jam is now over. Not going to be looking for a new challenge straight away, rather continue working on my Winecell’R project which is still missing… well, a lot of elements. First point of business for that will be to add the requirements, tox.ini etc. files from the code jam, in order to insure PEP8 compliance.
The code jam was very interesting and I really enjoyed the creative liberty given by the organisers. While I wish the end-product was nicer/bigger/more complete, Python is not the main language for any of the team members, and of the 3, 2 of us rarely produce code. Being able to work collaboratively in a short time-span allowed us to see how elements work, attempt some TDD and incorporate some AGILE methodology.