At beginning of the Summer I set myself some goals, these included;
I genuinely believed I could accomplish all this in three months while still having time to go out with friends, catch up on TV, go on holiday and just do normal things people do in the Summer.
After attempting to make a Tumblr theme, I realised my goals were a tad ambitious and shrunk the list down to one;
It wasn’t perfect, it had a couple of issues and I actually just yesterday got round to updating and fixing most of the major problems I was having with it. It doesn’t look massively different; the main changes are the colour scheme and the header. The header took me most of last week and with a combination of Canva and Gimp I managed to get it pretty close to what I wanted.
While I didn’t do everything I originally set out to, I learnt so much, and gained a ridiculous amount of respect for coders, programmers, animators ect.
The main thing I learnt is that I’m not sure front end development is for me. I don’t really come with any unique ideas and when looking at other people’s themes, the people who made them went in to so much detail and thought of loads of things that didn’t even cross my mind.
So for now I shall be moving my focus on to Blender and Python. I really didn’t do as much Bender as I wanted to and so for the next month I have set myself the target of one Blender video/tutorial a day. Python is something I’ve been meaning to learn since I heard about the Raspberry Pi. It also goes really well with Blender and I read in Forbes (I’m expanding my mind) that it is currently one of the most in demand languages.
I hope you had an awesome Summer, I did which why there was less time to do most of these things. Now that Summer is well and truly over I shall be throwing myself into Python and Blender before the New Year because I do not want them to appear on New Year’s resolution list yet again! Wish me luck! :)
Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that I’m starting a podcast interviewing awesome women in STEM. I’ve just finished editing the first episode and I’m really excited!
However, I have learnt that I say “like” A LOT. It is actually ridiculous. It is practically every other word out of my mouth. I’ve only recorded the first two episodes so hopefully the others will be better.
The podcast is called STEM XX. My friend helped me come up with the name, and the XX bit is from the female chromosomes (I know it is far more complicated than that, but I thought it made for a cool sounding name :] )
The podcast will go live sometime in October but I’ll tell you the final date closer to the time.
Anyway, I hope you’ll listen to it and if you want to be on it, or you know someone who would be great just let me know. I’d love to talk to you or them. Enjoy your weekend!!! :D
Oh, hell yeah.
Is it someone who works in STEM in any capacity, management for example? Is it someone with a STEM related degree that works in STEM? Or someone with a STEM related degree regardless of where they work?
I finally made a theme and I am soooooooooooo happy!!!!!!
It took a lot longer than I thought (I have been working on it for the last month) and I’m so glad that I managed to do it.
I’ve learnt an incredible amount along the way and I’m just soooooo happy. It probably has a few things I’ll need to tweak as I go along, but I finished it, so YAY!!!!!!!!!!