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General Discussion

Request: Project based learning and building a portfolio.

I feel like the community will greatly benefit from having projects that we could upload to our portfolio. Also, I feel like a mixture between syntax/theoretical based learning, along with projects, will help us develop our skills even further. The projects should range from popular clones, to syntactical challenges that will help us master the material and make Treehouse Island Inc. a formidable competitor in online education.

Here are some ideas:

Popular app clones: Flappy Bird/2048/AirBnB/Twitter/Pinterest/etc...

Classic games: Chess/Checkers/Black Jack/Poker/Connect Four/etc...

What do you guys think? Would you be interested in something like this?

1 Answer

Ben Brenton
Ben Brenton
266 Points

I'm not so sure. I personally hardly ever use Workspaces now, as when I learn, I try and incorporate that learning straight into my own original projects. For instance, as I went through the Javascripts Basic course, I created my own program called Quizmaster which is a very basic quiz style program which just showcases all JS functions. As my learning improves in JS, I will continue to improve the program, and it will eventually become part of my portfolio, as a guide to my use of JS.

My advice to anyone would be to do the same. Workspaces can be helpful if the subject matter is hard, but, in the long run, the best thing you can do for your future career is to use your learning in something original which you can then put into a portfolio. I'd be more than happy to help make suggestions if you want to get in touch further with courses you have done?

I think this is an excellent suggestion --> build cool stuff for yourself as you go through the lessons.