Update! Hot fresh update!

Hey guys.  I thought I would update you on why there will not be a podcast this week and probably next week.  I ran out of room on my free Soundcloud account.  So I have decided to wait until I can buy a quality microphone.  So it may be a week, two weeks, or possibly longer.  This just means that I will do more write ups.  So now I am looking to do two or three write ups a week.

So let me update you on where I am at.  I am actually helping with a weeklong code academy.  The program is TN Code Academy.  The goal is to introduce the basics of coding to middle school students.  We cover topics like Scratch, HTML, CSS, and Javascript.  It has been a great week so far.  Many of the students have enjoyed HTML more than Scratch.  Tomorrow we plan to use CSS to help the students take their HTML and make it look nice.  The hope is for the students to have a website they can show their parents at the end of the week.  The students may also show off something they made in Scratch.  It has been a great experience so far, and I look forward to seeing where else they go.

This is also great for me in that it is reinforcing what I know about HTML and CSS.  Since I have been working by myself I haven’t been able to really know how much I know.  I am now realizing that I actually do know a good bit about these languages.  It makes me realize that I have made remarkable strides from where I was 2 months ago.  It excites me and recharges my batteries.  So I am ready to get back at it, continue learning more CSS and really start using Javascript in my websites.  But is also allows me to realize that I still have so much to learn.

So the website had a lot of traffic last Thursday and Friday when I updated it.  There are now three pages.  Go check it out if you haven’t yet.  Michaelshermantucker.com is the website.  I think that it is coming along nicely.  I have one more thing I want to do with it.  I want to make a blog page and transfer all of these posts over to that website.  So there is still work left to do, but I am going through some Team Treehouse stuff first.  I like bouncing back and forth between different things as it helps to keep me interested and fresh.

Have anything you would like for me to write about or talk about when I start podcasting again?  Hit me up on Twitter at @mdownt, email me at mstucker2010@gmail.com, or just leave a comment below.  I hope that you guys are learning something from my experience of growing in web development or at least are entertained. Thanks guys.

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