Well, I haven’t updated in a few days. The Wednesday – Saturday were a BLUR. So much information was thrown at us this week. I am really struggling to retain it all. For the first time since the bootcamp started, I really questioned whether or not programming was really the path I wanted to pursue.
After learning the Python basics on Monday/Tuesday and Object Oriented Programming on Wednesday, we were introduced to Flask on Thursday needed to complete all assignments by Friday. Needless to say, I got behind in my assignments.
What is Flask? I’m glad you asked. Here it is directly from the Flask documentation:
Flask is a web framework. This means flask provides you with tools, libraries and technologies that allow you to build a web application. This web application can be some web pages, a blog, a wiki or go as big as a web-based calendar application or a commercial website.
Well, that’s great. Seems simple enough. Right?
That’s Flask for me. Ugh…
The two windows on the right are HTML and CSS. Those languages I am familiar with and I know how to manipulate. The window on the far left is Python. No so familiar with. The challenge is getting Python to speak to HTML. This is where Flask comes in.
Long story short, I took most of Saturday to clear my mind and relax. I barely touched my laptop. In fact, my girlfriend and I went to go check out the Deep Ellum Arts Festival which was SO GOOD! I can’t tell you how much I miss music, art, creativity, and essentially the right side of my brain! It felt so good to walk around in that environment free of computers or coding or technology. Heard some REALLY good musicians and saw some really beautiful art.
I really believe my soul craves balance. I DO like coding. I feel like I have the potential to be really good at despite recent setbacks. I like the challenge and I am capable of switching on my Type A persona and getting work done. At the same time, I need music. I need art. I need creativity in my life. Without it I feel hollow. Kinda emptied out. Almost robotic in a sense.
I realize this is just the beginning of my programming journey and right now I am “learning the foundations”. My hope is that in the future, I am able to combine the ability to program with my creative drive and compile some really cool projects.
Well, this post took an interesting turn. Didn’t really talk about much in terms of specifics. I’ll spare you guys this time! Tomorrow we begin a new subject: SQL (pronounce like sequel).
P.S. – Tonight was steak night. Cheers!