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Weeks 1 & 2 at The Flatiron School.

Week 1

It is the almost the end of week 1 here at the Flatiron School, a coding school that cultivates professional, entry-level computer programmers in a matter of 3 months. On the first day, one of the instructors told me to enjoy every moment because things move so fast here, and he couldn’t be more accurate. As of this post, it’s already the end of week 1, and for me, all 5 days have felt like a long string of days. All the lectures, introductions and exhilaration feels like is one continuous day, kind of like they’re all concatenated to one another. …wait a second.

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Moving table view cells across sections in a to-do list app.

Over the past week, I’ve been working on a small to-do list app that categorizes your personal tasks based on type and category.

One of the bigger challenges I had while building my to-do list app was moving tasks around across different sections. And while Apple has its own proprietary method for managing and reordering its cells via an optional button, I wanted my cells to move based on button presses instead, specifically with the popular SWTableViewCell cocoapod.

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Weeks 1 & 2 at The Flatiron School.

Week 1

Deploy on Day 1.

It is the almost the end of week 1 here at the Flatiron School, a coding school that cultivates professional, entry-level computer programmers in a matter of 3 months. On the first day, one of the instructors told me to enjoy every moment because things move so fast here, and he couldn’t be more accurate. As of this post, it’s already the end of week 1, and for me, all 5 days have felt like a long string of days. All the lectures, introductions and exhilaration feels like is one continuous day, kind of like they’re all concatenated to one another. …wait a second. We also went right into action on our very first day by tackling our first coding lab with the classmates next to us. No prior lecture— it was just us and what we knew coming into the program after the 150 hours of assigned pre-work.

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Flatiron Blog Post #1: Understanding Pointers in Objective-C.

It’s the start of my second week here at The Flatiron School, and over the last 6 days, our iOS class has been going over the foundation of Objective-C, the language that writes up most of the popular iPhone apps we use.

We’ve been reviewing the 150 hours of assigned pre-work given to us the month beforehand, and on top of that, we have to write and present a technical blog post every week or so on a topic of our choice. Students like myself who were assigned to present this week were given some slack as to how technical our initial post needed to be.

With that said, I decided to blog about my first impressions of the school as well as a concept that I struggled with ever since I started learning Objective-C.

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Understanding Pointers in Computer Programming.

It’s the start of my second week here at The Flatiron School, and over the last 6 days, our iOS class has been going over the foundation of Objective-C, the language that writes up most of the popular iPhone apps we use.