Rock, Paper, Scissors, Score

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This week, we’re talking about web development, a rock, paper, scissors Python project, and what it takes to work with the FBI.

This Week’s Resources

What Does It Take to Land a Job at the FBI?

According to, in addition to the specific job requirements, here’s what you’ll need to land a job with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

  • Be a U.S. citizen

  • No felony convictions

  • Adherence with FBI drug policy

  • Pass background investigation

  • Good standing with student loan repayments

  • Current on federal, state, and local taxes

  • Current on court ordered child support payments

  • No engagement with organizations designed to overthrow the U.S. government

  • Register with the Selective Service System (AMAB only)

Note that certifications can also help you earn the attention of prestigious employers. These demonstrate expertise in specific areas such as cybersecurity and data analytics.

They can also show specific skill sets like those you’ll use with Linux system administration or Python programming.

This Week’s Jobs

We found a bunch of jobs that require knowledge of Python for job seekers in the United States. Check those out here.

We also found new opportunities for people with experience in Adobe. Check out those worldwide jobs here. And we found several open positions at Blackstone Group. View all jobs at Blackstone here.

Here are a few more specific finds:

Where to Learn Web Development

Web development remains a marketable skill. Brands all over the world need developers who know how to optimize web presence.

That’s why we asked the community for resources. Here’s the response:

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Python Project: Rock Paper Scissors

Someone recently asked about keeping score with a rock paper scissors Python project. Our original code didn’t include that functionality, and we thought it would be a fun addition.

The goal: Track win counts for the user and the computer.

Here’s the updated RPS code.

Rock Paper Scissors

import random
import os
import re

def check_play_status():
  valid_responses = ['yes', 'no', 'y']
  while True:
          response = input('Do you wish to play again? (Yes or No): ')
          if response.lower() not in valid_responses:
              raise ValueError('Yes or No only')

          if response.lower() == 'yes':
              return True
          elif response.lower() =='y':
              return True
              os.system('cls' if == 'nt' else 'clear')
              print('Thanks for playing!')
              print(f'Final Score - You: {user_score}, Computer: {computer_score}')

      except ValueError as err:

def play_rps():
    user_score = 0
    computer_score = 0
    play = True

    while play:
       os.system('cls' if == 'nt' else 'clear')
       print('Rock, Paper, Scissors - Shoot!')

       user_choice = input('Choose your weapon'
                           ' [R]ock], [P]aper, or [S]cissors: ')

       if not re.match("[SsRrPp]", user_choice):
           print('Please choose a letter:')
           print('[R]ock, [P]aper, or [S]cissors')

       print(f'You chose: {user_choice}')

       choices = ['R', 'P', 'S']
       opp_choice = random.choice(choices)

       print(f'I chose: {opp_choice}')

       if opp_choice == user_choice.upper():
           print(f'Score - You: {user_score}, Computer: {computer_score}')
           play = check_play_status()
       elif opp_choice == 'R' and user_choice.upper() == 'S':
           print('Rock beats scissors, I win!')
           computer_score += 1
           print(f'Score - You: {user_score}, Computer: {computer_score}')
           play = check_play_status()
       elif opp_choice == 'S' and user_choice.upper() == 'P':
           print('Scissors beats paper! I win!')
           computer_score += 1
           print(f'Score - You: {user_score}, Computer: {computer_score}')
           play = check_play_status()
       elif opp_choice == 'P' and user_choice.upper() == 'R':
           print('Paper beats rock, I win!')
           computer_score +=1
           print(f'Score - You: {user_score}, Computer: {computer_score}')
           play = check_play_status()
           print('You win!\n')
           user_score += 1
           print(f'Score - You: {user_score}, Computer: {computer_score}')
           play = check_play_status()

if __name__ == '__main__':

This is a pretty simple version of the game, but it tracks the user score and the computer score.

Coders building their own portfolio of Python projects still have a lot of room to improve this. If you have ideas, we’d love to hear what you come up with!

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