Months in review

It’s been many months since I’ve had a “month in review” post.

In the beginning I found it useful to give myself some direction each month, but the last six months have felt more focused on different obstacles that have naturally presented themselves.

I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on the last few months and to look ahead at the coming months.

Some of the highlights of the last six months include:

  • Launching let’s chill beta
  • Learning how to structure code better
  • Learning more core ruby and programming fundamentals
  • Improving problem solving abilities on smaller problems
  • Learning how to tackle the technical interview

The two biggest things that have helped me improve the most lately would be spending  time reading and spending time working on code challenges. Both have helped me obtain a firmer grasp of ruby as a language. I’ve also started enforcing my JavaScript foundations which makes me appreciate the elegance of the ruby syntax even more.

I expect the next thee to six months to be pretty crazy as I start my new gig in Melbourne. I think I’ll be putting in a lot of extra time on my own to ensure a smooth transition. While the role focuses primarily on back-end ruby, I expect that I will get exposure to the following:

  • Angular JS
  • React JS
  • Vanilla JS
  • Extensive TDD/BDD testing

On a random side note, I’ve finally updated my about pages and added a tech section on the site. The tech area will likely cover light-hearted tech interests and the occasional code discussion.

Other things I’m looking forward to in Melbourne include:

  • Mentoring other developers in meetups
  • Contributing to open source
  • Rebuilding/restructuring let’s chill in my spare time

I’m totally pumped to get started!


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