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It’s been two years since I finished the front end web development certification from freeCodeCamp, and recently took a look at what’s happening in the curriculum.  There is so much more to access for free on this massive open online course (MOOC /mk/).  I was immediately hooked and started submitting my solutions to challenges in new updates in CSS (Flexbox, Grid, Web Design Projects) and Javascript (ES6, Debugging, Basic Data Structures, Functional Programing).

Back in my 2016 blog post for web development, I mentioned data visualization courses coming soon such as React and SASS which are now available along with React and Redux.  There are certifications in Apis and Microservices, Information Security and Quality Assurance.  Also, visit the news page which offers numerous tutorials from Intro to Game Development in Javascript to Maths for Programmers.  AND IT’S ALL FREE!

There is so much more to say but for now checkout freecodecamp today while they are  “launching the 2018 New Coder Survey - an anonymous survey of thousands of people who started coding less than 5 years ago. You can take the survey here”.

Happy Coding!

See the Pen Gust of Wind Animate by Lori Labrie (@llabrie) on CodePen.

Ocean, Big City, Mountain, or Forest ?

Big City

Big City



Ocean view




Hello Everyone!

I am currently enrolled in the Digital & Social Media Strategy Certificate program at Bryant University and we have been asked to conduct a social experiment for a class project.  So, if you could take a minute and pick your favorite landscape: ocean, big city, mountain or forest.  Please respond within 24 hours!

The photographs I found on (a great site for free photos) just to help you along a little.  Thanks for your time and hope you enjoy the scenery!

Making Her Mark

” A Celebration of the Providence Art Club as a cultural force for women artists.”

First Impressions

After having viewed the exhibition of Making Her Mark at the Providence Art Club in Providence, Rhode Island, and attending the symposium, I felt compelled to write some of the immediate impressions I felt in regard to this event.

As an exhibiting artist member of the Providence Art Club, I have never thought much about the cultural aspect of my being a “woman” artist in the club, as I had when starting my studies in art over thirty years ago and reading The Obstacle Race by Germaine Greer. It appeared to me that there were many woman artists in the club so I didn’t feel like I do in technology, clearly a minority. What has crossed my mind in regard to a club membership of any kind was more about the cultural diversity of race and social class even though I had learned early on that Edward Bannister was one of the original founders of the Providence Art Club and had a gallery named after him at Rhode Island College in 1978. You can visit wikipedia to learn more about Edward Bannister (ca. 1828 – January 9, 1901) who was a Black Canadian-American Tonalist painter.

But in regard to the history of the Providence Art Club and the “extraordinary contributions of women artists”, it wasn’t until I walked through the exhibit and viewed the paintings of the founding woman of the club along with the text accompanying the work, was I struck by my affinity toward these pioneers. I started to feel an indescribable elation to see such a passion and commitment to art and the artistic community. Their journey was clearly outlined by Co-Curators Catherine Little Bert and Nancy Whipple Grinnell.

During the symposium, I learned more about the leadership and transformation by women artists who founded the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Art Club and Wheeler School.  While listening to a panel discussion of collectors one particular story stood out for me in regard to Ellen Day Hale, who’s work was found at an estate sale.  Had it not been for this happenstance, these remaining works of art could easily have been lost in obscurity.

Making Your Mark

Following the exhibit of these amazing women artists of their time, was a national juried exhibit titled Making Your Mark. This show was juried by Kathryn Wat, PdD, Chief Curator of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.  Over 950 artworks were submitted for consideration and 65 were selected by the juror, five of whom were Providence Art Club members.  I was truly honored and at the same time humbled to be part of this tribute to women who continue to make their mark regardless of the obstacles.


Georgia    graphite on paper     Making Your Mark National Juried Exhibition 2017   x

Lori Labrie