“My Badges” Challenge
Have you wondered how to share a list of the Digital Badges that you have earned on your resume, CV or Social Media Profile?
Here are the 6 steps to generate a list of your badges for the “My Badges” Challenge:
- Go to this link: https://repl.it/@UpskillCreate/myBadges1. Note: This is just a website that hosts Python Code. Python is a great language used for Data Science and Data Mining. The program I have setup runs on the website’s server and outputs to your browser. This is similar to the way your Web Browser interacts with a Backend Server on the Internet. Special thanks to Neil Dick Beltran for providing this updated code found HERE.
- Press the Green RUN Button
- Enter your name. You may have to include a dash in between your first and last name. If you haven’t earned any badges you can use my name as a test: robert-mapstead
- Copy your badges list from the screen or from the file “badges.txt” located on the left sidebar. Paste into your Resume, CV or Social Media Profile page
- IF you are a member of the Upskill Create Community, click on the “My Badges” Topic
- Go to the “My Badges” Topic and open a Quick Post and add in your name followed by your list of badges and Save it.
The benefits of doing this challenge if you are in the Upskill Create Community
(Scroll to the bottom of this post for more information on joining our community if you are not already a member)
- You can share your list of badges with fellow Community Members.
- You can find other members who have completed similar badges to identify common interests.
- You can search for a badge you are interested in learning more about and find members who have earned that badge to ask any questions you may have.
- You can search to find members to collaborate with using skills acquired by getting various badges.
Here’s a list of Top badge earners that you may want to test out with the program:
- Oliver Bodemer – 257 badges: https://www.youracclaim.com/user/oliver-bodemer
- Gourav Banerjee – 117 badges: https://www.youracclaim.com/user/gourav-banerjee.651b536a
- Sudip Lamichhane – 94 badges: https://www.youracclaim.com/user/sudip
- Giulio Montenero – 94 badges: https://www.youracclaim.com/user/giulio-montenero
- Mihai Criveti – 88 badges: https://www.youracclaim.com/user/mihai-criveti
- Tanut Karnwai – 76 badges: https://www.youracclaim.com/user/Tanut-Karnwai
- Martin Dvorsky – 71 badges: https://www.youracclaim.com/user/martin-dvorsky
- Cristiano Borges – 68 badges: https://www.youracclaim.com/user/cristiano-borges-de-oliveira
- Ranjith Radhamananohar – 62 badges: https://www.youracclaim.com/user/ranjith-radhamanohar
- Kenneth Cheung – 61 badges: https://www.youracclaim.com/users/kenneth-cheung.6c69552d
- Neil Dick Beltran – 61 badges: https://www.youracclaim.com/users/neil-dick-beltran/badges
Congratulations!!! You have completed the “My Badges” Challenge.
BONUS: Here is a quiz question to test what you learned from this example code above:
Download the code from Neil Dick Beltran: GITHUB
Why do all this?
I have found the more practical applications I have for writing some code, the better because I will learn and remember. In fairness, I found this code and changed it for my purposes. I think I did a Google search for “python extract HTML from a webpage”. But this process of changing what someone else had done, testing it and filling in the additional functionality from other snippets of code, really helped me understand this.
How about you? Do you learn this way? What shortcuts to learning do you take to get you to the understanding that will benefit you the most?
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