I designed a system for tracking my Conferences and CFPs using Trello. This is how it 'Works for Me'.
There are tools that all developers user in some fashion, whether they like it or not. Showing proficiency and understanding in the following tools will set you apart as a low-friction candidate who is organized and prepared.
I recently went to the DevOps day at the AWS Pop-up Loft in San Francisco. The briefest rundown is that while I didn't really meet or speak to anyone, I would still do the event again. I learned a lot, and I felt supported as far as the instructors were concerned. The presenters were also well-versed and had the right level of expertise to be able to answer questions and keep time. It could have gone better, but it was still pretty good.
Seven weeks and two business travel trips later, and I feel like I finally got a handle on this new job. This job is so different from what I usually do that the uncertainty of it all was giving me anxiety. It took me really analyzing the differences to realize different wasn't bad, it is …
Remember what I said before: if you have to chase them down, they're not for you.
I've been at this for a week now. A recap, I went from a job where I was basically doing things I knew how to do in a stable and comfortable environment to something more rapid and fluid environment focusing on things I've never focused on before. I'm not great with change. Over the course …
Today I start a new job, and it's mildly terrifying.
Three years ago, I somehow landed a job at NASA. Yesterday, I quit.
When no one can tell you how you did, it is a safe bet that you didn't do well.
I got to the final round of a job where their work culture made it a dream. I prepped. I did my absolute best. It wasn't enough.