"If -everything- matters, then nothing matters"
Remind us of your background? Bioengineering degree, math teacher, outdoor guide! (Emily's Origin Story here)
Take us through your junior phase. What did you learn? Intense, rapid fire! What matters is getting used to the big picture and the process. When you work as a Software Engineer you are going to be able to Google things. Most important is getting better at debugging, designing, being familiar with frameworks and the backend to frontend flow.
What did you find particularly challenging? There is always too much to learn and everything is important - so it is important not to get tripped up over any individual concept.
What do you expect about the next phase of the bootcamp? Tech Talk on Tensorflow - smoothing over the technical details. Expected senior phase to be stressful: open ended projects + short deadlines + teamwork. So far it hasn't been stressful!
What are you building right now? Doing Stackathon - The Dog Park app from Episode 5! transferring knowledge from React to React Native, doing something completely new.
Misc topics: Reflections on giving tech talks. Dealing with long requirement lists. Work-life balance during bootcamps (Knowing your stamina). Professional ambitions and hacks (work or intern somewhere where you normally wouldn't have got in). Time management tips. Programming interview reflections.
- Emily's personal site with Week-by-Week blogposts (CHECK THIS OUT)
- Airbnb - React Native Maps
- Emily's Tech Talk: An Introduction to Neural Networks and TensorFlow
- My tutorial on testing Authenticated API routes
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