I signed up to Andy’s workshop on Flocking that ran today. I didn’t know too much of what to expect but I learnt a lot and it was a mentally tiring and challenging workshop.
I made a document showing my progress through the workshop through screenshots and notes. You can find it on my memory stick in the folder called Coding – Andy’s Workshop iLab..
Andy first started by taking us through the brief basics of HTML and how to make general stuff. I hadn’t touched HTML in… about 7 years(?!) but found this really useful to look at as it ended up being really quite simple and something that I could easily do and make myself.
I found this workshop very helpful in many ways. I felt that this helped me to improve my confidence in coding with different languages. When we got to the later exercises, they definitely increased with difficulty but I was pleased that I still managed to keep a basic understanding of what was going on.
Doing this workshop has definitely helped me with progressing my core skills and it makes me feel more confident in myself that I can make things happen on a screen with code. I feel that I have definitely progressed recently in trying to understand coding languages. Taking the code to the laptop is about ‘translating it into French’ which I am not so good at right now. But these workshops have definitely helped to restore confidence in myself. It would be nice to try and work out how I could code some of the prototypes I’ve been given to do – such as the character customisation.