WordCamp Follow Up

35 Days of 100A month later. Follow-up.

In the last 35 days of my 100 Days of Code I’m at 108 commits. Up 10 from a year ago this month. Still working on my MEAN-stack, the Meetup group is going good. Still working on my focus issues, as in not being scattered (yikes I missed 3 days). I have done Photoshop and Illustrator, and AWS stuff, and worked on Front-end stuff with Boostrap, and Angular Material, and watched Star Wars Rouge One! So it was a good month.

SheWill What?

SheWill, Inc. is non-profit organization created to educate young girls about financial literacy & career empowerment through mentoring & outreach programs.


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Nonprofits spend all of their time doing good, not looking good. Imagine how much good they could do if they looked good as well. What if we could build 48 websites for nonprofit organizations in a 48 hour weekend?

Back to my main 48 in 48 page

What’s the PUF?

The PUF…. what the puf? People United Foundation

YEAP that’s what I was thinking when I saw their old site. And tried to read the sheet the guy from the non-profit was trying to tell us about them. Turns out it is actually a really cool thing they are trying to do. And I was proud to help the People United Foundation.

Back to my main 48 in 48 page

Build a Site in One Day

I need a website. I need a portfolio website for myself. I want to build a site in one day. I have pondered what I want to say about myself. How to market my skills and showcase some of my past projects. I have been building stuff for the web since back in the GeoCities days of the mid-to late 90’s. And yet, I don’t have anything I think I want to show off, or the things I am proudest of are long gone, changed, or covered by NDAs. So I sit here for the past year thinking, “Is today the day I build my own website?”

How to Build a Site in One Day

Sites I have worked on way in the past;

  1. GeoCites; About Me
  2. GeoCites; Camping Food Recipes
  3. GeoCites; Boy Scout troop
  4. GeoCites; Boy Scout district camping committee
  5. Boy Scout Order of the Arrow chapter site
  6. A church activity group site

Some of the professional sites I built or worked on

  1. College Fund; main customer portal
  2. College Fund; main agents portal
  3. College Fund; intranet site with Outlook web access
  4. College Fund; agents recruitment site
  5. College Fund; national student membership add-on site
  6. College Fund; follow-on product company site
  7. Some site for Smart-Card chip readers for vending systems
  8. Infor Global’s marketing site gathering user conference metrics
  9. Real Estate sites, one of four agents sites in and around Cumming
  10. Real Estate sites, two of four agents sites in and around Cumming
  11. Real Estate sites, three of four agents sites in and around Cumming
  12. Real Estate sites, four of four agents sites in and around Cumming
  13. Professional Engineering Mentoring connection site
  14. VisCalc (product site for a viscosity testing tool)
  15. FEMA’s national floodplain insurance programs site
  16. New Hampshire’s enterprise healthcare portal
  17. Worked on Georgia’s COMPASS portal
  18. The Power Game (empowerment)
  19. WeeCare (daycare rating site)
  20. GA Women for Change
  21. Perma-Fix

Some of my own;

  1. Becoming a DBA, blog for teaching a guy how to become a DBA in a year
  2. Software Analysis and Design, a class blog for software engineering
  3. Oracle and SQL, a class blog
  4. Leadership blog
  5. Gwinnett Tech’s student chapter of AITP
  6. A hockey team site rebuild (for a buddy)
  7. Photography studio rebuild (for a buddy)
  8. Speaking Sumo, blog for learning Japanese
  9. Gokester Eats, a foodie blog
  10.  ~ another food blog before that one
  11. Kolker Fiber Arts, an eCom site using WooCommerce
  12. Michio Arts, building Japanese Gardens, bamboo fences, and koi ponds

GA WDI Projects

  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Daycare rehash in RoR
  • Story Prompts, MEN-stack
  • Learning Sign Language via video chat
  • And a whole bunch of a samples

And lastly, I was able to build this site in just a couple of hours
So I was able to Build a Site in a Day

Build a Site in One Day ~ Part II

Part Two will be the actual building a site in one day, after I get it built.

I want to build a couple of different sample headers to see what I like. Luckily I can use CodePen for that, as well as for designing some footers.

See the Pen myReactHeader by Michael Gokey (@gokemon) on CodePen.dark