Hello, aspiring software engineer! If you’re reading this, you’re likely on your journey to becoming a developer. Congrats on making the commitment to start a new career! 👏🏼
After almost one year, I am returning to tech — this time as Software Engineer.
This blog is the first of many where I will share my journey, learnings, and growth. Through my blogs and tutorials, I hope to motivate aspiring software engineers to jumpstart their careers in tech. I’m also a firm believer that teaching is the best way to learn, and I would love to reinforce my learning by helping others along the way.
How it all began:
My tech journey began three years ago. I landed a job as the first community manager at Autocode. The engineering…
If you use Airtable to keep an inventory of items in your warehouse, you can save time by scanning QR codes with your iPhone and quickly updating your Airtable base as you restock your shelves or check items in and out.
In this tutorial, we’ll learn to create QR Codes for every record in an Airtable base. You’ll be able to print QR Codes for each product and attach them to your inventory shelves for easy scanning and updating information on every record. 🙌🏼
While Airtable’s iPhone app allows you to scan barcode numbers through your phone’s camera, it does…
Ever wanted to send a custom, automated e-mail based on a Typeform or other survey response — like an RSVP? Look no further, we can do this with Autocode in only a couple of minutes.
In this guide, we will connect Typeform to Gmail to send automated emails when a new form is submitted.
In this tutorial, we will build a Slack application to track team tasks in Airtable. Our Slack app will ask team members what they’re working on and record their responses in Airtable.
We’ll program our app to run once a week on Monday, but you’ll learn to configure it to run daily, hourly and minutely if you’d like. You’ll also have the option to customize the message that your Slack app sends.
Teammate recognition can improve productivity and promote collaboration. An easy and often overlooked way to recognize teammates is by celebrating them on their birthday and letting them know they’re invaluable team members.
In this tutorial, we’ll learn to build a Slack app so your entire team never misses out on the opportunity to celebrate your teammates’ birthdays.
No more overloaded calendars — everything is stored in Google Sheets, and birthday messages are always on time.
The Slack app will kick off birthday celebrations once a day at 8:00 a.m. …
In the last tutorial, we learned how to use crawler.api on Standard Library to scrape websites using CSS selectors. We scraped the front page of The Economist for titles and their respective URLs with a simple API call.
A web scraper is a tool that allows us to select and transform websites’ data into a structured database. Here are a few of my favorite use-cases for a web scraper:
In APIs for Makers, we began learning about APIs, Application Program Interfaces, and how to work with them to transfer and manipulate data, automate work operations, consolidate communication and extend the functionality of platforms and tools like Slack and Typeform.
In this guide, we will continue to explore Slack APIs. In just a few steps, we will create a Slack app to privately welcome and guide new users when they join a Slack channel. …