How To Learn Data Science If You’re Broke

How To Learn Data Science If You’re Broke

Written by Harrison Jansma, this is an article we recommend to all beginner coders who come to us, looking to get into data science. Thanks for letting us share this, Harrison!

Over the last year, I taught myself data science. I learned from hundreds of online resources and studied 6–8 hours every day. All while working for minimum wage at a day-care.

My goal was to start a career I was passionate about, despite my lack of funds.

Because of this choice I have accomplished a lot over the last few months. I published my own website, was posted in a major online data science publication, and was given scholarships to a competitive computer science graduate program.

In the following article, I give guidelines and advice so you can make your own data science curriculum. I hope to give others the tools to begin their own educational journey. So they can begin to work towards a more passionate career in data science.

Understanding React Using Your Angular Knowledge

Understanding React Using Your Angular Knowledge

Written by our community member Cristian Marquez, follow him on Medium.

After about six years of working in different web apps with Angular (My first app was with Angular.js), I finally had the opportunity to add to my professional portfolio a couple of React apps. Adapting my brain to the “React Style” to do things required me a significant amount of time. In this post, I’ll cover some of my experiences switching from Angular to React.

This article is not a React vs. Angular comparison but a guide to switching between these tools with less effort. You have to understand that having in-depth knowledge of both frameworks is a must.

Judy Zhu: the new Executive Director of Les Pitonneux!

Judy Zhu: the new Executive Director of Les Pitonneux!

Written by Roberta Voulon, first appeared on lab8.org

It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you Judy Zhu, who, apart from generally being an amazing person, is now our new Executive Director here at Les Pitonneux! She became involved as a community activator only a few months ago, working with the community and helping kickstart our new LAB8 cohort. Since then she has taken on such an important role in building the vision we have for Les Pitonneux, that it is with joyful anticipation that I now publicly announce her full-time position as Executive Director of Les Pitonneux.

Community Spotlight by Thredd: r/GameDev

Community Spotlight by Thredd: r/GameDev

Written by community member Ronny Li, who taught himself how to code and built chrome extension Thredd

I stumbled across r/GameDev while working on the logo for Thredd. I was using a color-blindness simulator to decide which color palette to go with when I noticed that this site had been mentioned a whopping 31 times! One of the top posts was titled: “Things We Learned While Designing Our Logo,” which obviously caught my eye. The authors of the post shared some struggles that I could instantly relate with but what I was most curious about was where they had decided to share their post.

True to their word, a glance at the r/GameDev site reveals a ton of content that’s highly relevant to anyone interested in a career in games. There are questions from aspiring storytellers, artists, and audio engineers, all with very helpful responses.