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I started studying computer science 3 years ago as a challenge for myself, try something new, do something I knew absoluty nothing about.

I was always the girl who didn't know as much as the rest. I took longer than everyone else, made worse solutions. I always felt like a burden.

Yet today, for the first time, I really felt like a real developer at my last week of my summer job. Explaining a five year older collegue (with a lot more (web)dev experience) about design patterns, git, c++, and helping him to understand and use it properly.

Apparently I was smiling like an idiot because he asked me if I was making fun of him, while deep inside I was just so happy to be helpful.. 😊

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  • 8
    Good for you
  • 12
    @Mr-brobot Even if that was sarcastic, it can't ruin my day!
  • 4
    You do you! I honestly feel happy for you right now :)
  • 5
    @marthulu hopefully is wasn't sarcastic. But really awesome job! I just a a similar experience and I feel very similar to the way you feel toward school you just have to realize there is always going to be someone smarter than you or I. Just do everything you can after that there is no point of stressing out :). It feels awesome to contribute. I called my fiancee up and told her all about it when it happened to me haha.
  • 3
    The power of grit
  • 2
    That's the power of time. A lot of people are doing the right things but just not giving it time, so they always live in a world where they think they aren't improving.

    Congratulations on your journey!
  • 2
    Made me feel good feels
  • 3
    I hope girls in my school were more like you. All they want is that someone does their work...

    Anyways, it's awesome that you felt that way, keep going!
  • 2
    Good on you girl, well done and every success in the future. Sound s like you've worked hard for it!
  • 5
    Thank you all! I'll try to do better
  • 2
    So fuckin' cool! And we need more female devs in NL :) so keep it going!
  • 2
    @marthulu wasn't sarcastic at all
  • 2
    «good for you» is actually something people (esp. Americans) say unsarcastically all the time! I had a really big problem accepting that for a while, haha...
  • 1
    @Mr-brobot @disolved Maybe I interpret it that way because I would only ever say that sarcastically
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    @marthulu yeah, that's how I felt about it for a long time as well.
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    @marthulu I also should have thrown a couple of exclamation marks in there. Too lazy. My bad !!
  • 1
    Congratulations you deserve it. 🙂👍
  • 0
    Haha, I did that :D

    "Hmm, what shall I study... Well, I know squat diddley about computers, that'll be interesting". To say I questioned my decision in the beginning is an understatement. 20K kms away from home ("that'll be fun!") and in a different language.
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