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amiranda

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Hello Everyone,


Thank you for hosting the open house last night.  I was really impressed with the projects I viewed.  I am an aspiring web developer that is currently learning Javascript/Jquery frontend and Python backend (Flask, Django).  I would love to contribute  to any Familab projects using these languages (and/or others, for example Ruby) to build my portfolio and increase my coding skills.  My github is at https://github.com/amiranda222/.  No task is too small, I would love to start collaborating!


Also, I heard about the Markov Chain talk using Python that happened in July.  Are the lecture slides of this talk posted anywhere or (even better) was the talk recorded on video?  If so I would love to look at the literature behind what was said because I am currently working on understanding the regular expressions module (re) in Python and I have a feeling it might have played a role in the development of the chatbots program. 


Thanks again and I look forward to talking with you soon!


Alex


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Re: Hello I'm Alex Miranda, thanks for having the open house on 8/6/13
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 04:08:56 PM »
Hey Alex!

I hosted the markov chain class, there were no slides and I just kind of explained how markov chained language works and live-coded an example. The resulting code can be found here https://gist.github.com/tetsuharu/6178010
A couple days later I rewrote the markov chain algorithm in javascript and set up a shared-marky bot with nodejs and socketio, http://levelsetlabs.com:8085/, source code at https://github.com/tetsuharu/webmarky

There's a lot of ongoing development with the familab app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.familab.app , which is obviously Java / Android, and the Ruby on Rails backend https://github.com/tetsuharu/hackertracker, which could use a new maintainer / developer :)  (it has a partial web interface at http://famitracker.herokuapp.com/unique_items)

Feel free to look through the source if you'd like, or reimplement it in django or flask :p. Conner Brooks is the other guy working on that project.

My favorite thing about FamiLAB is that you can build whatever software you want to build for the lab, then write it down on your resume as production-application development for a 501c3 nonprofit in the area ;D .

... +100 pts for linking your github in your intro post
« Last Edit: August 07, 2013, 04:15:31 PM by tetsuharu »

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Re: Hello I'm Alex Miranda, thanks for having the open house on 8/6/13
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 06:24:58 AM »
Thanks for the response tetsuharu!


I was looking at the code for these projects and feel they are a little over my head especially in understanding the purpose they serve.  I was hoping to more directly apprentice with someone to build on my intuition and abilities as a coder.  Could I do that with you or perhaps Mr. Brooks?  Thank you again for the quick response.


-Alex

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Re: Hello I'm Alex Miranda, thanks for having the open house on 8/6/13
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 08:04:39 PM »
Ya know, people always ask about apprenticeships!

I think your best bet for an 'apprenticeship' would be finding an entry-level "junior developer" position somewhere, especially if you can find someplace that does pair-programming.

Post your cool projects and questions on our forums, or join irc at irc.freenode.net#familab and ask people around there. I can't guarantee you a personal correspondent to guide you through your journey into the great wide world of software engineering, but you'll find plenty of friends who will answer occasional questions :).