Lesson Wednesday

Welcome to your third day of Epicodus! Maybe it feels like it's already been a long week - or maybe you feel like you're starting to get in the swing of things. Or maybe you're feeling a bit of both. That's normal - you're learning a lot of new material at once and it takes getting used to.

Here is today's schedule and expectations.

Schedule

Once again, times are approximate.

8:15-9:00: All-hands standup

You'll start the day with an instructor-led all-hands standup. This is the usual standup that you'll take part in every day for the rest of the program. It's a great time to ask questions and go over key concepts.

9:00-9:15: Dev Team Standup

Take the time to help other members of your dev team with any connectivity issues in Discord and then conduct dev team standup as usual. You'll be doing dev team standup throughout the program. If you need a refresher on the questions to answer or any other details, visit this lesson.

9:15-12:00: Pair Programming

12:00-1:00: Lunch

1:00-4:30: Pair Programming

4:30-5:00: Dev Team Retrospective

Every day at the end of class, you will meet with your dev team in Discord to discuss how the day went. While companies usually don't have daily retrospectives, this is a good practice for students to maximize learning and share work.

Here are potential topics to cover in the retrospective:

  • Show and tell: what did you create today? Share your screen and walkthrough your code.
  • What did you enjoy the most?
  • What is a bug you fixed? Share your screen and give a walkthrough.
  • What did you struggle with?
  • Share tips and resources you found useful.
  • Give shout-outs to anyone in your group who has helped you or that you appreciate in general.
  • Discuss what you want to do better tomorrow.

Third Day Expectations

Today we'll write READMEs and learn key HTML and CSS concepts.

  • Writing READMEs
  • Styling with classes
  • Divs and spans
  • Using floats
  • Box model

You will be expected to have a Markdown README for Friday's project as well as use styling with HTML classes, incorporate floats and the box model, and use both divs and spans. It may sound like a lot but don't worry - these are basic elements of HTML.

There's also an optional lesson on centering elements and images. That means you won't be required to center elements and images for this week's independent project. However, it's a key concept that many students like to incorporate in their personal projects.

Finally, there are two homework lessons tonight on Journaling at Epicodus. You are not required to keep a journal while at Epicodus but we recommend keeping one as a tool for reflection and to see your progress throughout the program. In future weeks, the journal prompt will be in the weekend homework. You'll then have an opportunity to discuss the journal prompt with your pair on Monday morning.

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Last updated January 4, 2021