Hello there dear reader.

With the 4th of July holiday coming up, Project MoNet is headed for some downtime. Of course, there's still some news to be shared with you before then.

MoNet's Gallery

With a GitHub update coming from Gareth in the next few days, work on the gallery for the Project MoNet website continues. As with most areas there's still work to be done, but with a proper layout completed the gallery is shaping up nicely. Now, before we continue, we'd like your opinion on something.

There's a decision to be made for the gallery. On one side would be an HTML Canvas, while on the other would be a 'traditional' image gallery (think of a Google image search.) The difference being the Canvas could support animations, like MoNet at work painting.

What do you think? Would you be interested in seeing that? No preference? Let us know either way on Facebook or Twitter.

Free Code Camp News

You may be wondering what Free Code Camp has to do with Project MoNet. Well dear reader, FCC is what brought the three of us together.

In case you're not in the mood to click that link, here's the TL;DR version. FCC teaches you how to code and, as part of its curriculum, gives you the opportunity to get real-world coding experience by completing projects for non-profit organizations. For free.

As of September 1, they're updating their curriculum to include exercises with Advanced Data Structures, Sass, and more. There's too much to include here, so click this link to see their full course list on GitHub. On a personal note, I missed out on a lot of opportunities to learn how to code, so this is a welcome addition.

Personal Updates

With the 4th coming up this Monday, we're going to be celebrating in our own unique ways.

Mostly with explosions.

As Jack and Gareth continue to work on MoNet, my coding journey continues through FCC's basic JavaScript area: variables and loops and objects, oh my. I've only got a handful of exercises left before my dive into Object Oriented Programming. It's hard being unable to contribute as much, but that's what the journey is for. To learn, to improve, and to be able to stand up and say "yeah, I did that" with pride at the end.

Have a safe and happy 4th, dear reader.