TAG: Google

My 2018 in review: Udacity and beyond!

December 24, 2018 3:25 AM

by Andrew Zigler

We’re almost another revolution around the sun and a lot has changed for me this year. I won a Google scholarship, got a promotion, completed a Udacity Nanodegree, lost some weight, and worked on lots of cool side projects. Now as we slide through December, I’m looking back on this year and what it’s meant to me.

I finished my Udacity Mobile Web Specialist Nanodegree

July 26, 2018 10:19 PM

by Andrew Zigler

I’ve just finished my Mobile Web Specialist course after completing my final project. I covered a lot of ground between the first project and the third one, including transforming a website into a performant offline-first web app. Each project stage was professionally evaluted and I received a line-by-line code review of my work, which wa really helpful for getting useful feedback. I managed to zip through the stages pretty quickly, because I had completed most of the lessons already through my scholarship program (all of the lessons in the Nanodegree are available for free). The course runs until the end of October but I’m now finished two months early.

Exciting promotion and Nanodegree progress

May 18, 2018 6:53 PM

by Andrew Zigler

Great news! I recently received a promotion at my job. I am now the Director of Business Development at a leading educational services company. We primarily help students study for the LSAT and law school, but we also provide instruction for several other standardized tests.

Grow with Google: Nanodegree Winner

April 21, 2018 5:26 PM

by Andrew Zigler

As described in Part 3, I was waiting to hear if I would be continuing my journey in the Grow with Google Challenge Scholarship for 2018. In the last few months, I’ve been diving into topics like service workers, IndexedDB, and ES6 and writing about them here on my blog.

Grow with Google: ES6

February 5, 2018 7:17 PM

by Andrew Zigler

Picking up where I left off in Part 2, I’m continuing my journey in the Grow with Google Challenge Scholarship for 2018. Last time I learned all about IndexedDB, but this part of the course taught me ES6, the 6th edition of JavaScript, which is widely used today (sometimes with other names, like ES2015 and Harmony). These lessons gave me a whole new perspective on the language, and they’ve answered many long-time questions I’ve had about the “magic” of JavaScript.

Grow with Google: IndexedDB

January 27, 2018 9:47 PM

by Andrew Zigler

Picking up where I left off in Part 1, I’m continuing my journey in the Grow with Google Challenge Scholarship for 2018. Last time I learned how to use a service worker to cache simple data in the example app, but this part of the lesson taught me how to properly cache and serve page resources like photos via IndexedDB.

Grow with Google: Service Workers

January 20, 2018 5:45 AM

by Andrew Zigler

Good news! I’ve recently been accepted to the Grow with Google Challenge Scholarship for 2018!