Student Experience | Peter Fernandes, Intro to Web Development

By Peter Fernandes August 8, 2016


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Just two weeks left until your course is complete! What new knowledge have you found has had the greatest impact on you?

2 weeks left!  Time flies when you’re having fun.

Every week we learn something else new that builds on our knowledge and strengthens our overall foundation of web design so it’s tough to say what’s had the greatest impact.  I’d say the biggest impact continues to be CSS as it has such an overall impact on sites I am working with, but again every topic we cover is important and a necessary component to whatever we design.

Can we get a sneak peek at your final project?

Here’s a sneak peek! Last week I changed the colour scheme to match the client’s logo as well as added some additional sections lower down on the home page. Once the base is completed it should be much easier to create the additional pages needed.


Now that you’ve all been learning together for 8 weeks, what is the classroom experience like?

Classroom experience is fast paced, but very collaborative at the same time. You need to keep up or you are quickly left behind if you are not careful. Luckily we have two great instructors ready and willing to help you at any time. Just remember to speak up and let them know if you need them to review a topic in more depth, slow down, talk louder, etc. They are there to help and don’t have any issues adapting the class on the fly while still staying on track. These guys rock!

What have you found to be the most rewarding? Most challenging?

As we progress through each week, every week has a new challenge which is part of the fun. We’re encouraged to use all resources we have available (Google, YouTube, Online Modules, etc.) when we run into issues as well as work collaboratively with other team members and instructors. The reward is finally figuring out what you did that was messing up that web page you were working on! There is a lot of trial and error, but once you learn what you did wrong typically you won’t make that same mistake again and in turn continue to grow as a web developer.

What are your goals for your final two weeks of the course?

My goal over the next two weeks is to spend more time on my site to get it completed or at least 75% completed by the last class.  I have resources I can tap into for the next 2 weeks and I need to make sure I use them! Google can only get you so far!  There is nothing like getting help from a pro who can expedite the troubleshooting time and explain to you where you went wrong.

Peter is taking Intro to Web Development at BrainStation in Vancouver.

Peter is taking Intro to Web Development at BrainStation in Vancouver.

Intro to Web Development
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