This month I am going to change things up a little from the usual format, I’m going to reflect on what I learnt this month in general rather than talking about a specific project. This is mainly because this month I took part in Glasgow Uni Hackathon as well as an event at Google so I really want to focus on them. I’m really keen to hear what people think about this new approach to my blog so message me on LinkedIn if you have any feedback or suggestions.
In this installment of git ready I set out to become the worlds best ethical hacker. Unfortunately I didn’t achieve this goal. However, I did come away with a huge respect for the information security sector as well as a want to become part of it.
I started out this month with the plan to create a GraphQL API that communicates with the API that data.police.uk provide to access crime statistics and information about police forces in specific areas. After that my plan was to build a React app that allowed the user to drop a pin on the map and then be presented with the crime statistics for that area. Lastly, I wanted to gain experience in deploying a web app into a production environment using a CI pipeline.
Welcome to my new, and first, blog series cleverly name
git ready. This series will be a post at the end of every month about a project that I have spent the month working on. Each post will outline what I am trying to achieve and learn and then I will contrast that with reflections on how the project went and what I actually learnt and what I plan to take forward.