Creating a Server with Swift
The most recent coding challenge I have come across was challenging and fun to experiment with. I received it on Tuesday, and though I was only able to begin working on Friday, all week, I looked forward to digging into building my own API for the first time and learning how to use server-side Swift.…
✅ Used Sketch to Design App Icon – Check!
Last night I finally dedicated some time to looking deeper into Sketch to create an icon mockup for my side project. It’s definitely different than Adobe products, but after some tinkering, I was able to navigate it more quickly. Proud of my four-leaf clover!
READMEs: The Welcome Mats of Open Source
I am currently on a mission to learn more about open source and begin contributing. In this post, I talk a little about how READMEs are important to open source projects. *An earlier version of this post was named “I Went to a Workathon and All I Coded Was a README.” Backstory For those of…
Import a Text File into Swift Playgrounds
I have been using Playgrounds quite a bit recently to practice solving algorithms. I like that it has a simpler interface than a regular XCode project which is perfect for single-scope algorithms. The bar on the right side that displays results of functions and variables before returning or printing them is especially helpful. Keeping large…
Tracking My Progress in Code
This has been an amazing year of growth, professional development, risks, and wins. My code journey began before this list, but I wanted to track the things I’ve done this past year.
Hackathon for Social Change
Last weekend, I worked alongside dozens of NYC women and girls at the AT&T Women in Tech Hackathon. Held at the Center for Social Innovation, this two-day hackathon challenged developers, designers, and other creators to build web and mobile applications for social good. My team built ADIONA, a mobile application to help women and girls quickly send their location to trusted…
Part of our job as developers is taking in a large amount of information and parsing it down to the components needed. I’ve always loved filtering and sorting through lists whether in excel or Salesforce or other content management systems. In my previous jobs, it was common to get a request like “We need a…
Data Visualization—Using USStatesColorMap
For the past week and a half, my team has been working on an app that will help kids discover the many careers available in the US. Our goal is to take public data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and translate them into a readable format for mobile. In one feature, we wanted to create a map…
A Git Error: Permission denied
I started borrowing a computer to run XCode and work on my iOS projects. It had been used by another person previously, but had been “wiped,” meaning I am not entirely sure of the process to remove the previous user’s information. I downloaded XCode, copied over my files from my personal computer, and began working on a project. After writing…
Get the Location of a Tap
At this point in my iOS studies, I’ve worked with Interface Builder. I have created actions based on a user tapping a label, button or table view cell. All of these capture a tap from the user and use that information to perform an action. I wanted to know how to capture the point of touch on…