With lab week almost over and week 7 around the corner, I’m slowly starting to feel nervous about what’s going to come after this bootcamp.
I’ve read this blog post about junior developers getting a job and which mentions challenges especially bootcamp graduates face: not enough computer science knowledge and/or being used to solve algorithms. So I should be learning about:
as well as going to at least one meet up per week, either as attendee or as volunteer, and of course go to loads of hackathons.
Last day before the weekend challenge. As mentioned in my previous post, I had redone this week’s challenge and was only about half way through the challenge by the end of Thursday.
Even though the time pressure to finish the challenge was on, I really tried to focus on understanding it.
I also felt that the day was quite disrupted. I go to meditation at 2, which takes 30min. Then there was a marketing photo shoot of the female students for the international women’s day which took up another half and hour (we didn’t have to go but of course I want to promote female devs). Additionally, on Friday’s our cohort has a retrospective where we discuss our week (what we’ve done, learnt etc.). And it also turns out that after the retro the Makers HQ gets into a casual Friday mood (beers, loud chatter, etc). I have to admit I felt a bit stressed and would have preferred a quieter space to work in…
Obviously this wasn’t completely unself-inflicted stress. If I had finished the challenge of course I would have happily joint the Friday celebrations.
So even though, it was helpful to redo the challenge, I lost a day. So from now on I really have to be thorough from the start and make sure when I’m home that I’ve completely understood what was covered that day, so I can focus on moving forward when I’m at Maker’s during the day.