Creative Coding

Today we met Michelle Lim, a freelance software developer and teacher. She shared her experiences of learning to code, building relationships with clients, and creating a variety of websites, apps, and art installations.

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We also learned a lot about the internet and modern web technologies. For example, Michelle showed us how she coded an app that displays random GIFs as a video stream, based on a list of keywords (aka tags). Her app used an API, which is a method of communication between two apps - in this case, between her app and giphy.com. As a group, we reprogrammed it with new keywords and background music to generate a unique music video!

Then, our final activity was to design and code our own individual websites on codepen.io with HTML and CSS!