Galway, Git & Guinness

It is done. I quit my job, yesterday was my last day! Here I am, freedom!

Right after work I drove my car, myself and my stuff from Shannon to Galway, where I had booked accommodation on Airbnb for the next week. After that, I have no plans, but I am open to everything! Life, show me your magic! ♥

I arrived in Galway in the evening and it was raining heavily. I decided for a welcome pint in a local Galway pub, which is something I always do when I return to my favourite place in Europe. I went to the Salthouse, famous for crazy beer, and when I sat outside I started chatting with two young Irish guys who were both in tech (one stuying IT/Networking, the other one working as a software programmer). It was great to talk tech with them and I picked up a few new terms I had’t heard before. Then I checked into my Airbnb in Roscom near the sea.

The place is affordable, cosy and the host is very friendly. He even made me breakfast! And not only that – he also turns out to be a recent “Software Development” graduate from GMIT (one of Galway’s Universities). Now I see why it is a brilliant idea for me to hang around this city – because there are so many tech students around I will be able to learn from.

This morning during breakfast, I started chatting with Sean about programming languages. He repeated what the guy from the pub had told me yesterday – about this fancy thing (err… fullstack javascript framework) called “mean”: http://mean.io/

We then came to talk about Git and he confirmed to me how important it is to know how it works.  The conversation turned into a mini tutorial and he helped me to install Git on my computer, showed me how to push the files into the .git folder, how to upload them to Github after and also how to add the changes to the Repository. Yay Sean!

Git

Here is the freshly uploaded Repository of my website on Github: https://github.com/BohemianCodes/BohemianCodes.com

Eliane ♥

I’ve joined the #100DaysofCode Challenge!

… and I also joined GitHub, Gitter, stackoverflow, freelancer.com, fiverr and all kinds of sites that are recommended by other sides which were recommended to me by other sites. And my tabs are just starting to look like this every time I get into it:

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Anyway, so in the codingJungle I came across this dude who started the #100DaysofCode challenge on GitHub. I spontaneously decided to join and also to keep track of my progress. Here’s the link: https://github.com/BohemianCodes/100-days-of-code

Actually, moving around GitHub itself is already a challenge to me – it just asked me to “fork a repo”. Ah, yes.

I like the idea of 1 hour of coding a day because it also allows me some space to do other things. Right now I am entering the codingJungle for up to 3-4 hours a row. Without even noticing. But hey, I learnt some jQuery functions today!  #freeCodeCamp rocks!