Second week @ Makers Academy

The second week pretty much just finished, and the third started without having much of a big breath in-between, to which I am more and more used to. Again, the task was, what it was (this time take away) and might have kinda completed but so many tests were missing, and had a pretty bad feeling, although spent the weekend in pry. Then today the gloomy clouds moved a bit as after review and refactoring it is kinda acceptable. But there is so much to learn. I have no idea how I can fit in reading extra books and learning logical tests for my interview on top of coding like 10 hrs a day (yes, weekend too). I started the “bible” (Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby) and I have the Design books on my list too, but I also wanted to make flash cards from concepts like how to refactor and how to write really nice code. So this is it so far, I am still enjoying it a lot, so despite being super overloaded and quite underslept I would do this again and again. This is what I love doing, and if I am happy to sacrifice some sleep for it, that is pretty much a big thing then ­čśÇ

To understand the sacrifice better, here is my spirit animal:

First week @ Makers Academy 

The first actual week is over at Makers and I’m overwhelmed with emotions and all the learning we did this week. Not only feel I super grateful for ThoughtWorks for giving me this opportunity but also that I can finally do all day what I love!! => !!_code_!! 

 Everyone is super sweet and helpful and this is just really heartwarming. Although I did for a year pair programming at Codebar,  the experience is so much more different at Makers and I love it.  I was scared how this all will turn out and how do I learn anything,  but it turns out to be brilliant and super effective. I totally recommend it! Regarding code we spent the week with fizzbuzz and TDD and learning to do tests before writing code,  which is still pretty hard to do sometimes. Learnt a lot about myself too,  how impatient and mean I can be with myself,  not appreciating that learning isn’t a race, or just about how far I got in the project but hey, I’m getting there. At the same time I feel like my brain is exploding from all the knowledge we had to shove in and morning code practice,  stand ups and retros. Oh and we’ve got homework, and that is something I didn’t expect but super glad as I feel I really need to keep coding to keep this all up. So I’m sitting on a roller coaster all the time and actually loving the experience but I find myself screaming and panicking at time,  however I would never get off,  the ride is way to fun.

Makers Academy – Precourse Week 3 & 4

It sounds all crazy and super scary at the same time, that after 4 weeks of precourse, tomorrow I will go to Makers and begin this amazing journey. I have been dreaming of this and yet it still feels like a dream. Over the last 2 weeks, I have finished many codewars, many homework we had assignments, including doing a pair programming task and my own CV on GitHub. It was all interesting, fun and a lot of new experience. I am super excited and looking forward to the coming weeks and months with these amazing people and amazing opportunities.