The last couple months have been pretty busy for me, so I haven't gotten around to posting in a while. (Don't worry -- I'll definitely be posting more regularly, especially as I start working on the report more often!)
As for the class I started for the 5 new girls I recruited into the program (more on that here), they all finished the course! After that, I taught them Version Control (for those who didn't know it) with Git and GitHub, how to use the PyCharm IDE and debugger, and actually guided them through the same data36 pandas tutorial (all 3 parts) that I used when I was first learning to use the library. In the last couple weeks, Dan, Ayush, Justin, and I all demoed our projects for them as examples of the kind of things they will be making.
Now, they are beginning projects in the areas of water consumption and political data. (They were placed into smaller groupings based on their interests. Rishika and Holly are working on water consumption data, while Madeline, Avanthika, and Sarah are working on political data.) They are also starting blogs similar to this one -- stay tuned for links to their blogs on this page!
I'm so proud of how far they have all come -- it is a super awesome achievement to learn a whole language and some of the basics of development, as well as start working on real-life projects, in less than 2 months!
In other news, the Weekly Report is currently undergoing testing. I used similar test rooms to the ones I used to test version 1, and manually calculated values to compare against the data I was getting from the report. Currently, it seems that there are some errors, which I am in the process of debugging. Specifically, the number of days with problems as well as some of the times are having errors.
Finally, the future of the Weekly Report is looking very bright. I have been lucky enough to get the opportunity for a really exciting partnership on the project, but I'll go into more detail on that once we get started in a couple of weeks.
Overall, I am really excited for the future of not only my own projects, but those of the new recruits!