The Mentor & Mentee:
When we started Flaskcast, it was to show how mentoring works to our prospective students, but we realized that the variety of concepts covered provide strong educational value. Devon thought it would be a good idea to post the pilot on r/python — this led to over a thousand plays on our Vimeo channel! We’ve also gotten great feedback from both current and prospective students across all of our courses. Hot on the heels of the series’ popularity, we’ve released episodes 4 and 5. I’ll let Devon summarize what’s been covered so far!
Summary of Episodes 1-3:
In the pilot, we started implementing the dcc-admin app’s API in Flask RESTful. This app will be used for controlling and monitoring sensors in the KnoxMakers’ maker space, and having a robust API will give us a great deal of flexibility in how we can interface with that system. Episode 2 became what Joe and I refer to as a live debugging episode as we tried to get the app’s existing permission system working with the API. We had to end the episode before reaching the solution (our first cliffhanger!), but episode 3 saw us securing the API. We then began planning how to access the API with AJAX calls.
Preview of Episodes 4 & 5: