I’ll be starting this challenge tomorrow (Wednesday). I must admit that I feel a certain amount of professional shame by doing it, but there’s a conjoined sense of need to do so, too.
I’m at an uncomfortable juncture in my professional life as a developer. I have a whole lot of years of experience, but I look at job descriptions and I feel like that experience don’t align with them. It’s like that dream of showing up naked at your final high school exam, but you’re awake and it’s not a dream.
I didn’t make the right choices over the last 6 years in staying current with the latest technologies and picking the companies that would have ensured the right development of my craft. It’s uncomfortable and unavoidable.
So, doing this challenge for 100 days, along with working on my own app projects, is a way to get back on track.
Been in my situation? Mentored or known someone who has? I’d love to hear your pick-me-uppers in the comments!
I was searching for Twitter clients for the commandline the other day and I found Rainbowstream. It’s an excellent tool; this is some serious software right here. You can view images. Images! Images on the CLI…
I’ve been a web developer for the past eight years. My work has been primarily in PHP/MySQL and front-end development. I dabbled in journalism and data journalism in the last two years. I am now back in full-time development, but I still get itchy feet for open data and some investigations in data-driven stories.
I’m on Ubuntu 16.04, using Atom as my editor (I fall back into vi sometimesbecause it taste so gud) and nginx. I’m on PHP 7 and PostgreSQL for backend work.
It would be great to know you in the comments below. Introduce yourself and your dev stack. Let’s talk shop!