First day of my #100DaysOfCode challenge. My goals over the next 100 days are to master some APIs, get a Python refresher, and beef up my JS knowledge.
— Wendy Woudstra (@WendyWoudstra) January 4, 2018
One of my goals for the new year is to do a bit more coding. I used to be pretty darned handy with Python, but lack of use has dulled my confidence and probably my abilities. I aim to get that back to help with a few projects I hope to accomplish this year.
I also have a pretty spiffy idea for a WordPress plugin floating in my head that I hope to work on as well. That’s all PHP, which I have been working with on a regular basis for a very long time, so there’s no learning or re-learning to do, just buckling down to get it done.
But for my first day of code, I’ve been fiddling with PHP and the Twitter API to build on some basic code I’ve been using to pull Twitter feeds in order to extract and some other information to help quantify social media effectiveness and reach.
Why I decided to start my 100 days on this particular day, when I’m so backlogged with regular work I will be burning the midnight oil just to get everything done, I will never know. But if I can get an hour of coding done today, I can get it done every day!