After I went on some interviews in January, I realized what kind of tech job I really want. I spent February and March learning NodeJS by attending NodeDC meetups, making inspiring connections at the annual NationNode conference, and working my way slowly through LearnYouNode.
For greater detail about the build, about my thoughts on the naming convention, and to find out which learning resources have helped me along the way, check out my project’s README.md on GitHub.
Further, I have refactored my NTPEP map in order to demonstrate that I can exercise closure. I have also taken Angular 2 tutorials, the main one being the Tour of Heroes which I pushed to GitHub. I have attended the DC OpenDataDay conference and taken smaller, unpublished tutorials on Plunkr and cloud9.
Every day I log my hours and summarize what I do in each session. I believe in Deliberate Practice, a learning methodology which entails stretching out of my comfort zone and challenging myself on new material in two sessions a day.
NTPEP is the National Transportation Product Evaluation Program, a resource-pooling project for state Departments of Transportation run by my former employer AASHTO.
Here are four short paragraphs summarizing why I made this single page web application and how it works: README
This is the second version of the map. I added click functionality instead of hover, and a drop down menu by which users can select a transportation product type and then see those participating states turn white. Visit my GitHub account to see the complete code for this second version of the NTPEP map.
Please note that the implementation below uses Flexbox for styling.
an overview of how my single-page web application works,
a demonstration of the SVG coordinate system which drew the state shapes,
a look at the JSON structure and the Python script that wrote it,
ideas on how to automate updating the contact information;
and lastly, a challenge posed by Liz Merkhofer to show only the contact information for the individual(s) who serve as the point of contact for the one product type that is selected in the drop down menu.