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Launch Your Own Portfolio

In this course, we’ll help you create a portfolio, publish it online, and get some constructive feedback. By the end of this nanocourse, you will have a clear vision of the existing available tools and what needs to be done to have an online presence. Ready for the challenge?
By Oana Sipos - Tech Enthusiast & Developer

 


#### Course Description

Whether you want to apply for a job or a scholarship, a portfolio is your best representative!

In this nanocourse, I will walk you through the steps of setting up a static website which will be your first business card. Using a couple of open source tools, some stunning pictures, and need-to-know facts will help you be seen and heard by future prospects.

In this course, we’ll help you create a portfolio, publish it online, and get some constructive feedback. By the end of this nanocourse, you will have a clear vision of the existing available tools and what needs to be done to have an online presence. Ready for the challenge?

What will you learn?

*How to create a portfolio from scratch
*How to present your content for a portfolio website
*How to edit Markdown files

**Week 1: Preparation Time **

*What is the difference between a static and a dynamic website?
*Walk-through Hugo framework and its current available themes
*Decide on a suitable theme from the existing ones
*Installation party and generation of the first portfolio draft
*List (really, just make a list of) what other projects you want to include (recommended at least 4)

**Week 2: Learning Time **

*Add a title and a homepage
*Let’s learn Markdown! 10 rules and a very cool system, you will love it :D
*Create the pages listed during the previous class and give them appropriate names
*Write your awesome, stunning, remarkable text
*Working time — pictures, text, contact page

**Week 3: Testing Time **

*Prepare your website for deploying — what does it even mean?!
*Deploying and testing, testing, testing
*Send it to your family & friends for feedback
*Is it fast enough? Do you understand what the product is about? How can make it better?

Week 4: It’s Show Time!

*Basic SEO optimisation, PageSpeed insights
*Last tweaks, adjustments, what else needs to be done to have a stunning website?
*Launch it onto the world wide web

What I won’t be teaching in this course: To code per se — this is a technical course, but you do not need to program in order to get your portfolio up and running

About the Facilitator

Oana Sipos is a tech enthusiast in love with education. All the activities she is involved with consist of bridging the two domains. She is a telecommunications engineer with a Master’s in Computer Science and has more than 7 years of experience in the software development industry.

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