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    Learning to code with Python – the end of the month

    May is over. I am glad about it. It was a difficult month and I hope June will be better. This is also the end of my learning to code with Python project. As already said, I did not reach all of my goals. The month was very busy and on the top of that, we faced some computer problems. However, I worked on my Python skills every day and could review a lot of basic Python knowledge. Learning to code with Python: all the posts of May Here is an overview of the posts I wrote this month. 1- Starting a new project 2 – Learning to code with…

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    Learning to code with Python – third week

    This is my third week of learning to code with Python. I worked every day on my coding skills but I faced some technical problems with my computer and I do not think I will reach all my objectives for this month. However, I do not want to be too negative about that. I am happy I could review the basics of the Python language, even if I did not practice as much as I had hoped. Learning to code with Python – third week 15/05: read one chapter of Let’s code Python + Codecademy (one exercise from the Practice makes perfect section) 16/05: read one chapter of Let’s code Python + 15…

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    Learning to code with Python – second week

    This was again a busy week and it was difficult to find time to work on my coding skills. During the second week of learning to code with Python, I mostly kept working with Codecademy but I also began reading a book on Python. I indeed bought a book on Python to be able to use better my commute time. Learning to code with Python – second week 08/05: Codecademy, Battleship! (5 exercises out of 19) 09/05:Codecademy, Battleship! (+ 2 exercises) 10/05: Read one chapter of Let’s code Python  11/05: Codecademy, Battleship ( +12 exercises, finished the chapter) 12/05: Codecademy Loops (13 exercises out of 19) 13/05: Codecademy Loops (+ 6…

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    Learning to code with Python – first week

    This week was exhausting. Not so much because it was the first week of the Learning to code with Python challenge though. There was a lot to do at work. All the colleagues in my working group were sick the all week and it was very stressful. Moreover, because of the bad weather, the children could not go so much to the playground and therefore did not always behaved as we would have wished. This is the reason why I could not write this post until now. But I still could work on my Python skills every day. Not as much as I wanted, but still every day. Learning to…

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    Starting a new project

    I just finished the month of reading aloud a lot. It was a lot of fun, even if it was not always easy to find time to read to the children. We read a lot of different books and my daughter read several books alone, which made me very proud. Now it is the right time for starting a new project. After the reading aloud challenge… I will of course keep reading to the children. The new issues of our children magazines have just arrived by post, so we will have new stories to read. Moreover, my daughter came back from school with a caterpillar image. Each day, she has…

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    Python projects ideas for language learners

    As part of my month of learning Spanish, I have been wondering how I could combine my language project with other learning projects that are less in focus right now.  I have been thinking about combining language learning with coding, as I want to learn to code with Python too. I finally set up a list of easy Python projects ideas for language learners. Python projects ideas for language learners Project 1: create your own Spanish-English dictionary with Python Creating a dictionary in Python is not difficult. This can just take a little time to enter all the items. You use curly brackets to create the dictionary. You can give…

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    5 fun facts about programming

    As I am learning to code, I am reading information about the history of coding. Some of this information surprised or amused me. Therefore, I decided to set up a short list with some fun facts about programming. 5 fun facts about programming 1) The first programmer ever is Ada Lovelace, the daughter of Lord Byron. She began learning mathematics early. Indeed, her mother feared she could turn like her father if she focused too much on arts and poetry. She recognized the potential of Charles Babbage’s proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine and created the first algorithm to be carried out by this machine. The Ada programming language was named…

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    3 python projects for writers and books lovers

    Lately I haven’t been working on my coding skills much because I was so busy with the blogs and the children. I am potty training my second child right now and we are facing some difficulties. As he is supposed to begin nursery school in September, the situation is becoming critical…I have been thinking about how I could get more motivated with coding and I got an idea. I want to try to combine my learning to code with another of my interests, literature. So I thought about it and found some literature related python projects. 3 Python projects for writers and book lovers Novel characters personality test For this…

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    10 reasons why you should learn to code with Python

    Have you ever thought about learning to code? It sometimes sounds like everyone does. Indeed, learning resources are everywhere and many famous people are calling for more people to learn to code. According to Bill Gates, “Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.” According to Barack Obama, “We are inundated with technology and I don’t want our young people to just be consumers, I want them to be producers of this technology and to understand it, to feel like they’re controlling it, as opposed to it controlling them.“ I decided to learn…

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    How to conquer the digital world when you do not even own a smartphone?

    I am not someone who catch up easily with the changes in the digital world. It took me forever before I began using emails. When Facebook became popular, I began thinking about joining. I thought so long over it that it became out of fashion and I never joined at all. I still am using the kind of cellphones that people used ten years ago. And it took me ages to buy one in the first place. Not to mention how long it took me to actually check whether I had received text messages. There are several reasons for this. The main one being that I am very introverted and…