Create a Game
Let’s not kid ourselves—most folks get into computers and technology because they encountered it in some form of entertainment. Games are the top candidate in this department. Video games are the honey that draws in the young and hooks them on the process. Well, you can develop a game on your own and boost your skills and confidence. Creating a game takes patience and a grasp of the necessary skills. Game design is a coding challenge you might want to take for a spin.
You don’t have to go nuts on the game, either. Don’t feel like you have to create a multilevel challenge with clever twists and a sympathetic protagonist on the first go. You’re looking for a game project that allows you to flex those fledgling programmer muscles in pursuit of a concrete goal. Maze challenges or simple word games are both good choices for a starter project, and both of these options allow for expansion and refinement.
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Flex Your Skills and Build a Random Number Generator
Have you heard of Nano ID? It’s just what you need to create a working random number generator. Having the chops and ambition to build this sort of app on your own will appeal to the next business to which you apply. It’ll take a bit of work to master Nano ID and the concept of the number generator, but doing so puts you head-and-shoulders above other applicants and flags your interest in security to hiring managers.