Week of June 23 to June 29, 2014

Coursera:
1) Exploratory Data Analysis: Enrol Signature Track to earn my second Verified Certificate in Data Science Specialization.
2) Reproducible Research: Unfortunately I have to drop the course because of time constraint. I will definitely retake it in July iteration.
3) Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures: Programming Mobile Services for Android Handheld Systems: Completed Quiz 4 to 7 and Assignment 5 to 7. Assignment 1 to 5 were graded and awarded 100% in all of them. Next week’s plan is to watch Video lectures of week 8 and complete both quiz and assignment.
4) Advanced Competitive Strategy: Week 1 started this week and I have already finished watching all videos.

Programming:

5) Continue to work on my first AngularJS project. The last outstanding item is to call FourSquare API to retrieve photo of the place and display it in the page
6) Follow tutorial to create a simple AngularJS + Firebase application. The link to the tutorial is Angular JS + Firebase tutorial.
6) Plan to use AngularJS + Firebase to plot OOCL shuttle bus routes on Google Map.
1) Show markers of various pick-up location.
2) Show travelling time to Science Park
3) Let user input address and locate the first three nearest pick-up locations
4) Store data in FireBase (Hopefully, I don’t get fired for disclosing company information)

Week of May 19 to May 31, 2014

Coursera:
1) Getting and Cleaning Data: Submitted Quiz 3 (15/15), Quiz 4 (15/15) and final course project.
2) Exploratory Data Analysis: Submitted Quiz 2 and Course Project 2.
3) Pattern-Oriented Software Architectures: Programming Mobile Services for Android Handheld Systems: Completed Quiz 1 to 3 and assignment 1 to 4. Unfortunately, wrong version of assignment 1 was submitted for peer-grading; therefore, I don’t expect to get good mark on it. Video lectures of week 4 are downloaded and will watch down when taking shuttle bus from Mei Foo to Hong Kong Science Park.

Programming:

4) Developing my first AngularJS project. Struggling to make multi-selection checkboxes working in my pet project. TODO item: make translation work at real time. When a button is clicked, labels change to either English or Traditional Chinese depending on user selection.

Week of May 5, 2014 to May 11, 2014

Coursera:
1) R Programming: Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction issued on May 9, 2014.
2) Getting and Cleaning Data: Watched week 1 and 2 video lectures. Submitted Quiz 1 (12/15) and Quiz 2 (15/15).
3) Exploratory Data Analysis: Watched week 1 video lectures. Submitted Quiz 1 (15/15) and Course Project 1.

Programming:

4) Developing my first AngularJS project. Using AngularJS, AngularJS UI and Bootstrap to display accessible facilities in Hong Kong.  http://localhost:8000/app/index.html

Week of February 24 to March 2, 2014

Coursera:
1) Playful, Creative App: Statement of Accomplishment issued on March 1, 2014.
2) Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems:  Finished Week 5 lab on March 1 and submitted for autograding. Watched week 6 videos on graphics and animation, touch gesture and multimedia devices.  Week 6 quiz was done today and earned full mark in second try. Week 6 lab will be done sometime this week, so I do not fall behind schedule.

FutureLearn:
3) Beginning Android Game Programming: Setup development environment and able to run the game in emulator and tablet. Not a single line of code is written in week 1.

Programming:
4) Published Heritage on the Go/隨時隨地遊古蹟 Android Application to Google Play Store on February 27 and submitted it to HK Data One App Competition.
5) Use third-party library to implement preference fragment in Android Application that supports sdk level 8. https://github.com/kolavar/android-support-v4-preferencefragment
6) Found a cool android library to draw a route between two locations in Google Map. https://github.com/jd-alexander/Google-Directions-Android
6) Install Scrapy, VirtualEnv, VirtualEnvWrapper and IonicFramework in my ubuntu box.

Week of February 10 to February 16

Coursera:
1) Playful, Creative App: Watched week 8 videos and completed quiz #8.
2) Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems:  Week 4 covered UI controls and custom adapter of ListView. The ToDo Manager assignment looked quite easy on paper but i could not get it to pass the autograder. Turned out I called setcheck method unnecessarily and produced extra log statement in output file. In future assignments, i should pay attention to logic and write right code.

Programming:
3) Working on Heritage on the Go/隨時隨地遊古蹟 Android Application.
a) Add function to save monuments to “My Favorites”
b) Add “My Favorites” navigation drawer item
c) Refactor code to centralize data in state object and have better organization of packages
d) Fix bug. Place fragment crashed after email was sent via Intent. Need to generate QR code bitmap and assign it to imageview in onResume method

Week of February 4 to February 9, 2014

Coursera:
1) Playful, Creative App: Assignment 3 submitted this morning (Feb 9, 2014). It used quite a lot of concepts covered in wee 6 and 7: ScrollView, LinearLayout, Animation, EditText, TextWatcher, SharedPreference and, save bitmap to public directory and share to friends.
2) Playful, Creative App: I did not realize it is an 8-week until instructor posted week 8 videos and quiz in coursera web page. Sigh!!! One last quiz and peer grading and I can say farewell to this course.
3) Programming Mobile Applications for Android Handheld Systems:  Week 3 covers Intent and Intent-Filter, Permission and Fragment.  Fragment videos are not watched yet and three labs are waiting for me to complete. The due date is Monday February 17, and I still have a little more than a week to tackle them.  Optimistic is the word I would use to describe the current situation.

Programming:
4) Working on Heritage on the Go/隨時隨地遊古蹟 Android Application.
a) Fix bug in Google Map.
b) Add “Show All” button to show markers of all monuments in Google Map
c) Use SharedPreference to record last clicked marker in Google Map
d) Implement listener to respond to click event of InfoWindow and display Place fragment
e) Show English website and image if language of the device is English. Otherwise, Chinese website and image are displayed.
f) (Optional) Generate 2-d QR barcode and show the bitmap in imageview. When other device scans the barcode, useful info is shown, for example, web page url and app’s url.

Week of January 27 to February 3, 2014

Coursera:

1) Principles of Reactove Programming: Statement of Accomplishment issued on January 22, 2014.
2) Playful, Creative App: Assignment 2 submitted on January 29, 2014 and self-graded on . Week 4 videos released and this weeks is about media player, style and theme. Finally, instructor teaches things I don’t know and no excuse of fast forwarding videos.
3) Computer Network: Week 2 videos released but I have not watched any yet. Homework 1 is also done and the mark is 4.75/5.0.

Programming:

4) Working on Heritage on the Go/隨時隨地遊古蹟 Android Application. Implementing Around Me feature.

Week of January 13 to January 20, 2014

Coursera:

1) Human-Computer Interaction: Statement of Accomplishment issued on January 10, 2014.
2) Playful, Creative App: Assignment 1 submitted on January 13, 2014. Week 4 videos released and this weeks is about media player, style and theme. Finally, instructor teaches things I don’t know and no excuse of fast forwarding videos.
3) Computer Network: Week 2 videos released but I have not watched any yet. Homework 1 is also done and the mark is 4.75/5.0.

Programming:

4) Working on Heritage on the Go/隨時隨地遊古蹟 Android Application. Implementing Around Me function based on Around Me tutorial of Laurent Michenaud. The tutorial can be found at http://www.michenux.net/android-around-me-tutorial-974.html.
5) Concurrently working on 2014 求簽 Android Application as member of Roger Tang’s student group. I assume the role of lead developer; research and implement features such as gesture detector, accelerometer sensor and play audio files with media player.

Week of December 23 to December 29, 2013

Coursera:

1) Reactive Programming: Watched week 6 video lectures and submitted assignment 6 that is partially completed.
2) Playful, Creative App: Week 3 videos released. Completed week 1, 2 and 3 quizzes but has not started assignment 1. It looks so simple that I have confidence that I can finish it before due date.

Programming:

4) Uploaded my first Android app to Google play store.
5) Added English and Simplified Chinese translations.
6) Bug fixing phase entered.
6a)Lock screens to portrait mode so video fragment does not crash when device is in landscape mode.
6b) Albums duplicated when gallery fragment is revisited.