Congratulations, you’ve reached the end of Intro to Web Development!
Take a second to pat yourself on the back. That’s a lot!
One of my favorite things about web development, and coding in general, is that it gives you a new way to express yourself, to build something meaningful to you, and to be creative. Hopefully you got a taste of that in this class!
More logistically, code is everywhere: from social media, to the phone in your pocket, to algorithms making decisions about what information you have access to. Hopefully this class demystified some of that: code isn’t magic, it’s the same process you’ve used yourself in this class.
Without getting to philosophical, I also think there’s value to being able to build what you want on your own terms. In a world made up of the walled gardens of huge tech companies, writing your own HTML is an act of subversive defiance.
That might be a little melodramatic, but if nothing else, I hope you take that away: even if you never write another line of code again, you now know that code is a tool that works for you, not the other way around.
If you want to keep learning, coding, and building after this class, here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Create your own personal webpage with links to your social media sites, your resume, etc.
- Want to showcase your art, photography, or hobby projects without relying on big tech companies? Build a portfolio page with pictures and descriptions of what you’re working on.
- Want to automate something for work? Learn about Google App Script or shell scripting.
- Did you enjoy playing with p5.js? Take a deeper dive with the p5.js tutorials!
- Use Jekyll to create your own blog.
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Thanks for an awesome semester!