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Recruiter emailed me later this day. (had my first job interview today for a Linux Support Engineer position).
He said he thinks he might have some good news. I am nervous. Fingers crossed 😰28
Just put my job on the line today and went to my boss's, boss's, boss's boss to raise concerns and protect my team from terrible management. He apologized to me and has scheduled a meeting to talk to the team to let them know they are valued. Sounds like middle management is going to get a talking to. Fingers crossed.12
After over 1.5 month long recruitment and 4 stages (3 technical and one with HR) they finally said it was last stage and they will write to me with their decision soon. I really want to get this job. It would be great step in my career and I could learn so much more compared to the company I'm stuck in right now. Actually working with new and interesting technologies! Can you imagine?
Hold your fingers crossed for me guys.9
!(short rant) && (long story)
So these last 2 months of my life have been quite topsy turvy. Everything was pretty much unexpected and now I am on my way to Banglore, which is referred to as the Silicon Valley of India.
All this started in mid Feb when one day my ceo dropped a mail to all of us saying he wants to covey something important. A little background story about my company before I go on. We were a bunch of 6-7 tech guys working on a location based analytics product and had a decent client base. I had joined them in November 2017 and I was very hopeful that I would get to learn a lot owing to the good seniors from reputed universities and their experience. Coming back to the day, the ceo called us and dropped a bomb on us that the funding is depleted and we only have enough money to pay you salaries for this month. "We didn't anticipate that this day will come but currently we are in talks with some companies that are looking to acquire us. I am very much hopeful that we will figure something out by the end of this month(Feb). Until then, I can't stop you from applying to other companies but don't reveal that we are in this situation." So, keeping my fingers crossed I was waiting for the acquisition and wasn't looking for any other opportunities.
The company work was under hold and during this time one of my friends approached me with his idea. Since I had nothing else to do, I agreed to work with him. I was living in Mumbai, the city with one of the highest living standards in India, and I was paying exorbitant rent without any income. There was no news until mid March when the ceo called and dropped bomb#2 that an Indonesian company is looking to acquire us and he had scheduled an interview for the entire team. This isn't what I had signed up for. Indonesia wasn't a country I had even considered, let alone leave the country. Still I appeared for the interview and it went very well.
No news from the company or the ceo after that. One of my friends advised me to start applying to other companies and not rely on this acquisition. Now the problem was I couldn't reveal about the acquisition in my interview, so I used to give some bullshit about me not liking the work here. The company didn't buy it because how can someone judge a company in just 4 months. So obviously I didn't clear the interviews, also partially because I didn't meet their technical requirements.
March end, I moved to my hometown in Gujarat because obviously I had started to get broke in this expensive-ass city. The friend with whom I was working with also didn't have any issue since it was just tech and coding and I could do it remotely. Comes mid-April when the ceo called and said the acquisition is done and gave me some details about it. For confidentiality sake I can't reveal the details but I figured enough red flags for me to go with it.
*Eye of the tiger playing in the background*
Now started my quest of finding a decent job. The edge I had now was that I could reveal about the acquisition to the other company. I started applying left right and center to any company I could find. Amazon, saavn and some good-ass Indian companies. The thing that now came in my way was my experience. I am 23 year old(soon to be 24) with around 20 months of experience. Everyone wanted a 3-5 year experience guy/girl. Soon, my entire optimism was draining and I even considered going back to my first company.
During this time, I got a call from this company in Banglore who were looking for a candidate which best suited my profile. I went all guns blazing and appeared for the interview. I had 6 rounds of technical interview plus 1 logical reasoning. And since I was giving the interview remotely, I had one round on each alternate working day. Everyday was a challenge and I spent the nights in anxiousness and anticipation. Meanwhile I was appearing for other interviews too, since I wasn't too hopeful about my chances in this one.
Cut to April 27, I got an offer from this company and without negotiating they offered me the package I was hoping for.
After this entire ordeal, I realised one thing. Whatever happens, happens for good. Looking forward to this new city, new company, new people and new environment.13
So today I'll be demo-ing a small project they asked me to do at this company I work for. Should they like it I'll work as a developer. Fingers crossed.10
Took the Amazon online test today. Aced technical and coding questions. But screwed up with aptitude questions. Fingers crossed. Wish me good luck.6
Been trying to swipe an cool domain from a squatter for years now, hoping this is my year!
It's due to expire (again) at the end of the month.
I think i finally have a good shot at finally becoming an employed web developer. Keeping my fingers crossed2
I'm worried. I would love to internship for my current boss over the summer.
But there are only 4 spots and 10 people competing.
She basically wants an assistant to help with her photography gig. But many of the skills she's asking for are graphic design related minus the website building.
Fingers crossed that what little knowledge I have there can be enough to get me free housing for 8 weeks. Would also love the chance to build a website. Here's to the interview tomorrow.2
Today is release day...big sprint (complete UI redesign) ... Already 1 and half month late ... fingers crossed (specially for in house clients)3
Well, basically 2017 sucked ass. Like a big, fat, hairy, sweaty ass. I did learn quite a bit though, so there's that.
Fingers crossed 2018 is a better year4
This is the one of the best day of my last 2 years struggle.
I got my devRant stickers and
BIG NEWS I got interview call from a company that I really wanted to work for.
Wish me luck !
Fingers crossed !2
That sad moment when HR says we will call you back in next week and they don't call you.
I usually don’t want to speak ill of my university (applied science). But this is just ridiculous.
They want us to deliver an Android-App that offers UI and controls for a fictional drone-scenario. The task is about making a usable UI, so an API/Backend for the drone simulation is given.
It is required to offer drone control elements, like climb/decent, turn left/right, go faster/slower… easy enough.
Then, a map is required that visualizes the drone in its environment. Simple map, just like a coordinate-system, no images and stuff. There may be obstacles at certain coordinates, that need to be visualized. These obstacles also move.
But this just covers X/Y, you also need to visualize the height (Z) somehow. And to visualize the course/direction and inclination (angle).
As the drone can go faster/slower, the map and the height-graphs have to scale accordingly.
The fictional drone has radar, so the radar coverage has to be visualized on the map but also according to the ground. So like a triangle that may (Not) connect to the ground, which indicates whether the radar can detect obstacles at the current height.
(It is supposed to detect ground vehicles, so nothing within the air)
Yeah ok, that’s a do-able task, no complains. It might be fun, it might be difficult for a 5“ screen. But all-in-all do-able.
They gave us three weeks to deliver the App. That accounts for 18h study time in the lab plus xh homework.
Within the first 6h Lab-Session, my colleagues failed to even set up an android project with some sample classes/files.
Within the second 6h Lab-Session we were taught to build an App where you can move an image with your finger around. My colleagues didn’t even complete that, because no programming-practice.
And we’re now supposed to deliver that fancy app on Friday.
I didn’t start yet, much organizational tasks around my thesis, as we‘re in the final semester.
But the amount of work for that App?! Ridiculous. I might finish it in time. But my colleagues are never going to even do something until Friday?!
The tricky things are scaling and moving of the map, drawing a graph, etc. we are allowed to use libraries tho.
But even then, the workload is unbelievable, if you didn’t make a real Android app before.
I‘m a good and experienced developer (but no android experience), I will figure it out. But I don’t even know basic keywords for what to search in the documentation. 😩
If a client ask me for such an App, my estimates wouldn’t be near three weeks.
Or that 18h plus like 18h at home, never.
But my colleagues can’t figure out how to: download an HTML document within a browser, set up an Android app project or recognize that they are trying to paste JS code in a C# file.
Keep your fingers crossed, I’ve to finish this thing till Friday!
worst "collab" or "group" proj?
hah! the job i have now
was moved half way across the USA, and as far as the business is concerned, to be with the actual team i'm on.
before moving i was constantly told to do something, well wait now don't, slow down it's not a race (i wasn't racing).
move, and after a couple months of the same i start doing someone's work who got a new position (he was where i moved from). do that guy's job for a year (isolated and nothing to do with the team)
eventually "done" with that guy's job and start getting back into the swing of things. lead/boss makes it sound like he'll have something for me to do every day and then never talks to me until the next day when he has some other exciting new proj i'll never be a part of
couple months go by, surprise! someone forgot a few things from that guy's job i was doing. -.- aufkm?
99% i've done at this job has been for naught. the work i have done is only usable by the few who actually have that program installed. oh and that program got sold to another company and it's been behaving like shit ever since.
should have just paid me the 2+ years salary to quit when i got this job
i mean i guess it's the opposite of a collab? but the purpose was to work on a team so idk, same diff to me
interview for a new position within the company (under contract bc of the move and can't leave w/o paying them) is coming up, also a chance to move back home *fingers crossed*
Work keeps getting worse. It seems someone ratted me out to the boss after I complained how it is unfair that I'm going to lose my bonus over an impossible deadline. Ok so I probably shouldn't rant in the workplace but still. Now I'm told my negative attitude affects my co-workers and that I certainly won't succeed if I am so negative. Then I got told I instead need to work overtime to make things happen, and when I argue that I can't do that because I need my spare time because of my health I'm basically put on the spot that either I make it happen or I get booted with a negative reviews. You bet your ass I'm in contact with my union over this, because that is just wrong imo. I know they can fire me any time for any reason, but they need to give reason. But threatening an employee who disclosed health issues to you and claiming you will see it as sabotaging the company? I'm sorry I'm not the superhero dev that you want but it hurts being told you're not good enough because you don't go the extra mile, regardless of if you even can or should.
Tiny little upside though, scored more interviews, speaking to a company tomorrow afternoon. Fingers crossed hard. There's gotta be sane places out there.2
One of the coolest projects I've worked on was with the BBC, basically a competition attempting to find a new way to deliver news. Over 3 days we essentially brain stormed and scrum'd together a shoddy Web app using webRTC and 3 secret API's based on JSON and xml.
Fun project, performed badly but won. Moral of the story, if it looks nice, works as intended, no devs are reviewing it and you've crossed your fingers enough, you'll win ;)
Reproduce production defect on local.... Apache ProxyPass for the redirection... Apache Crashes.... Fiddler to the rescue... fingers crossed.
Looks like I’m going to take the analytics route to future prosperity. If I’m lucky.
I’ve followed so many directions over the past 24 months and I just haven’t focused enough on any one thing to get anywhere near skilful enough to have the courage to apply for a relevant job.
iOS development, HTML, node, Angular, CSS. I know enough of each to have an understanding, but not enough that I feel I’m competent.
So, make or break time. I have an opportunity to focus on learning Google Analytics (and data analytics in general) and potentially becoming comfortable with Google Tag Manager.
If I can’t focus on this new path and make something of it, I will be a wannabe dev until my retirement.
Finally got some time on my holiday to do some side project work! Turns out it was a looong time since I started this computer.
So what I believed to be one lovely night of coding turned out to be one looong night of software updating...
I'm soon off to bed. Fingers crossed that I'll get some more time to do actual coding soon.
Nokia to resurrect 3110 model!! They have announced 3 other smart phones too. But no android tie up in place. It's a big gamble, fingers crossed for Nokia!
Don't disappoint us!!!5
That moment when you've finished all features for a project at the end of the day and the PM still doesn't have anything for you to do tomorrow. Here's to hoping that I finally get time to improve our software stack!
About to rewrite a module of our in house ERP app written in access as a web app to demonstrate to management that access is in the past. Fingers crossed this goes to plan managed to wangle this with the wife(thank god she believes in me)
Working on a quirky client request for a good portion of the day. Of course, I come up with a solid plan 5 minutes until the end of the day. Clean/rebuild.. Is it going to work????????????? ::fingers crossed::