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So got access to the team repos. Was looking through the code I'll be working with. Glad to say it's undocumented with a bunch of "String j =" for that instant knowledge of what the variable is. Also there is a bunch of code that's been commented out but not removed because reasons. And logs are really helpful as they display "mayday mayday, /xyz got hit". Very Useful.
Glad it's still readable though even with all of the bad practices.3
So it took a long time after the interview.
I got my first development job as a self taught software developer without a degree 😄8
Everybody putting up images of them getting stickers and here I'm all alone cuz they didn't arrive 😂 they were sent i guess around april or may of 2018 😂2
Tomorrow's my last day of internship. Though I learned a lot about Java and stuff. It was quite boring. Me being the youngest and my manager not really talking much. I would just sit there waiting for him.
I actually made a whole freaking project for them yet I've gotten no compliment or something. They kinda used me cuz I'm supposed to be learning but I spent all my internship doing the whole project ALONE (because I'm competent enough to do so) but had a really low stipend. But guess that's how it is in the corporate world.
People just care about getting work done and have no interest in technology whatsoever.
I just stand up and go to the corridor and just stand there looking outside. Well hope this internship pays off in my resume or the skills or something.
Yesterday I went to my manager to ask him if the design document I'm making is correct. He was smiling looking at his laptop and when I came, I could see the annoyance on his face.
Well, not like I can do anything other than just posting this rant and moving on. But man this is my first time feeling like this.
Maybe it's also because I'm self taught. They never got to encounter anyone like me, or someone my age.
Oh god don't get me started on how everyone thought they were future tellers and had every sort of argument to throw that I should go get a degree.
I just listened, nodded and went back to what I was doing because I don't have time to argue with people who think they're some sort of gods and everyone should obey them. Plus I care more about my life than anyone else. The decisions I make aren't just made up in 5 seconds.
I have no idea how I spent 2 months doing this much work alone. Well at least it'll come to an end tomorrow.
Got a long road ahead of me. Can't let this experience drag me down.
This is all mumbling. I don't even know if I understand any of this7
I just opened my first bank account.
Waited a week to get the debit card. Excited to buy stuff online internationally.
Got it today. It's domestic thingy. Not visa or MasterCard.
So yesterday I was really started coding the work project and went into "the zone". At evening it felt like 1 or 2 hours had passed. I normally sleep at 10 but yesterday I wasn't feeling sleepy at all.
Guess was into coding too much. Felt like another universe 😂6
I used to hate java for some reason. Now I'm doing a project on it and kinda starting to like it.
I guess I made a web app in it and then used Django and was like why use java.
Now making a rest api which isn't that bad.6
*goes to meeting for discussing python teaching program*
*No one comes for 15 mins*
*People start coming late*
*Everyone introducing themselves*
A: yeah me oracle dev 10 years
B: me AI
C: me machine learning
D: me data science
Me: me self taught dev
Talks about python experience
A: umm nope
B: umm 1 months
C: umm 2 months
D: umm 3 months
Me: umm.. 1 n half year...
Me(inside): am i kinda more experienced than most of u?
They all volunteered to teach. I mean I was scared as I'm the youngest that I'll be left in the dust but it looks like I have the most experience with python 😄11
So guys I might have an interview after a few weeks. The role is related to data science.
I have experience in Python and so now I need to gain some skills in data science using it. Are there are specific things I should learn about?
Thanks in advance 😄7
Any of you guys voluntarily teach programming? I joined a Python group for my country and they wanted volunteers to teach Python to people. I'm not sure if I should join or not. I mean it would be helpful and good to do but don't know if I'll be able to 😄. I got a call from them and we are scheduling a meetup.
I joined not only to teach but to improve my social view as I'm on the self taught route and thought it would help me in my journey.
What are your thoughts? Should I join?5
Me: playing with snake.
Sees c++ going outer space.
Me: me likey. *Forgets snake* starts learning c++.
I mean learning how to write good c++ code. I can write code in c++ like I do in Python but that's not how c++ should be used.
Not a lot of jobs here about c++ but I'm into it. The control over performance. Liking it for the same reason I like and use linux. Control5
So I'm doing an online programming challenge. There are 3 problems of which I've solved 1 (and currently solving 2nd).
Here's the status:
me: takes 5 hours to understand the problem because dumb
me: makes a working algo, uploads
them: cpu execution time should be < 3.00 sec
me: oh so now I gotta take care of this
me: changes some lines of code, time > 1 min
me: changes more lines of code, time = 3.5 sec
me: changes even more lines of code, time = 3.1 sec
me: changes even moreee lines of codee, time = 3.05 sec
Though I'm enjoying it 😄24
It's really hard trying to be a self taught developer. Not the work, but the constant lessons.
Today my boss was like you should do bachelors and then your job here is placed and stuff and now my family members were here talking to my parents about how I'm naive and should pursue bachelors.
I get it, they're caring but I chose this way. I took a year to think through my decision and the possibility that I might fail.
They're nice people. I like them and appreciate them caring about me but all of this preaching drives me crazy. I know I'll have a great life if I do bachelors. I have the passion and skills and can achieve stuff after graduation but that's not what I want.
I care more about my industry. I want to show self taught developers are devoted and passionate and can do stuff and not just snore off like most graduates that think they know so much but can't do shit.
No offense to people with degrees, if you got it that's good for you.
Honestly, a lot of times I feel like I should just go and use those 4 years and get a degree. But 4 years? I think I better spend that money on building companies. That experience would be much better.
Anyways my heart is getting heavy from all of this thinking. Need to rest.8
So I'm doing internship at a Mobile Operator. I've been assigned to research and work on implementing Mobile Connect.
Coming from coding in python all the time, it is really different but fun. I'm spending my time reading technical documentation and not doing much coding.
I'm the youngest there (as I'm self taught). It kinda gets boring when I need to do something and ask my boss about it but he's too busy with his work. But I kinda enjoy writing presentations and implementation docs and stuff.
I don't really have friends that I can talk to as of now. I know I should focus on my work but it gets a little boring when I'm taking a break and am all alone.
Anyways I'm glad I have an internship. Better than doing nothing 😄3
A company working on Machine Learning...
but can't get the fucking notification volume to be muted when setting the phone on silent...
Like what the fuck? Seriously. Who makes a fucking mobile OS that doesn't mute when you fucking set it on silent. And then they start talking about AI.7
Guys I got my internship at the GSM company 😄. They're using .NET so I dunno I'll have to switch to windows and Visual Studio from Linux and Vim. But am excited 😄11
Guys tomorrow I have an interview for an internship position at a GSM Cellular company's Technology department. Any tips? It's like my first interview so quite nervous about it. Being an introvert doesn't help either 😂. I just hope it goes well and I can find some programming work to do 😄
So I ended my internship at my first company. It wasn't really an internship cuz I just sat there learning my own thing but at least it was a place where I was free from distractions and focused on learning stuff.
I now have 2 or 3 places where my application has been submitted.
One is a Bank. It isn't like a really big bank but a small microfinance bank targeting the lower class. Judging from their website they like problem solving as they explicitly say "we aim to become problem solvers". I kinda like them because it's not a big bank so it would be a better place for me because I would have responsibility in the team.
Other one is a GSM cellular provider. I have no idea how there would be a software engineer position for me and what I would be doing.
Third (possibly) is a telecommunication regulatory/maintaining something something authority. No idea about that either.
Seeing I don't have idea about some of these, is because I'm not the one that applied to them.
What are your thoughts on it? Which one do you think is better for me? I'm inclined towards bank though I'll be using Java probably but that's ok as Java is everywhere in my country 😄 . Thanks in advance2
Any of you have built companies/businesses? I never thought that I'd think of making one but I'm thinking of doing it. Software companies or any other. I want to hear your stories 😄
About to try reading OBD-I data from car using Arduino. OBD-I wasn't standardized so don't really know if it's possible for me. I'll probably blow stuff up cuz I have no clue about electronics 😂7
How do you guys prefer working or chilling while using a laptop? Do you sit on a chair or lie down in bed? I have a table for using laptop and a chair but I find lying down in bed at night which makes me sleepy and I'm pretty sure it's not good for my back.7