Lesson Tuesday

Welcome to your second day of Epicodus! Hopefully your first day went well - but it's also completely normal if you had to deal with frustrations such as connectivity issues, figuring out how to work with a pair, finding your dev team, and coding issues that may have come up throughout the day. Fortunately, we'll be building on yesterday's concepts further today.

Here is today's schedule and expectations.

Schedule

Once again, times are approximate.

8:15-9:00: All-Hands Standup and DEI Talk

You were asked to read the following lesson last night: Homework: Introduction to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Curriculum. Today, instructors will lead a discussion on the importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at Epicodus and in the tech world in general. Tuesday morning DEI talks are a regular feature of Epicodus. All-hands standup is also a time for your teachers to make announcements, cover certain topics from the curriculum, and for you to ask questions. As always, instructor-led standups are in Google Meet. If you are having any problems accessing standups, reach out to an instructor.

9:00: Join Dev Team

After standup, you'll join your dev team. You'll have the same dev team all week. If you are having any issues with members of your dev team, please reach out to an instructor.

9:05-9:15: Dev Team Standup Connectivity Debugging Session

Once again, we'll start with a connectivity debugging session. Is everyone able to access the video standup in Discord? If not, take a few minutes to make sure everyone is taking part. If this was a rough process yesterday, hopefully it will be smoother today. However, if you have recurring issues, we recommend reaching out to an instructor.

9:15-9:30: Dev Team Standup

Today there won't be any icebreakers. Instead, you'll have a brief group check-in to talk about anything that came up on Monday - such as things you've learned or things that you find exciting or frustrating. This is also a great time to ask each other questions about any content that you might find confusing. As covered in the lesson about working with a dev team, in about 15 minutes, each student in the dev team should answer these 3 questions:

  • What did you work on yesterday or over the weekend?
  • What are you working on today?
  • What blocks do you have? What is standing in your way?

9:30-12:00: Morning Pair Programming

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-4:30: Pair Programming

4:30-5:00: Career Services Talk

Career service staff will talk with students about expectations related to Epicodus' career services. Join the usual Google Meet link just as you would with an instructor-led standup.

Second Day Expectations

Today we'll continue building on yesterday's concepts and learn some new ones as well.

  • CSS Styling
  • Debugging HTML and CSS
  • Git branching and merging
  • Markdown
  • Deploying to GitHub Pages

For Friday, you will be required to add a CSS stylesheet, use Markdown in your README, and deploy your site to GitHub pages.

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Last updated January 4, 2021