Here’s what I accomplished for the month of July.
Getting the Job
Last month, I ended my blog post by saying that I had an interview at the beginning of July with one of my dream companies. Well, I’m happy to report that I got the job!
My official title is Technical Publisher Support Specialist, which is kind of hybrid between ad serving and coding. In short, my team is responsible for making sure that ads are displaying correctly on specific websites.
This is my first week on the job and there’s a lot that I have to learn! Even though I’ve been told that it’s going to take a while for things to start to make sense, imposter syndrome hit me hard for the first time today. After expressing my doubts to people who’ve been in my shoes, I feel somewhat better. I just have to take things one day at a time, which is a lot easier said, than done.
On July 8, I completed #100DaysofCode! I’m so thankful to the community because you helped make me a better programmer by providing resources and offering suggestions on my work.
My First Webinar
After announcing my new job on Twitter, Women Who Code Front-End, reached out to me to see if I would be interested in giving a talk. I was (still am) pretty nervous, and wanted to decline, but I decided to go for it because I’ve been wanting to make stepping outside of my comfort zone a regular thing.
As of right now, I’m slated to share my story at the beginning of September. I’ll provide more details on Twitter as the date approaches!
‘How I Got My First Tech Job’ Blog
I’ll also being writing a blog on dev.to about my programming journey after I complete the webinar. I’m thinking it’ll be pretty similar to what I talk about during the webinar, just a different way of presenting it.
Now that I’ve gotten my first job in tech, it’s really important that I don’t get complacent, so I decided to do another round of #100DaysofCode. I’m not going to lie, after these past days at work, I’ve wanted to do everything but code, afterwards.
Once I get into a routine at work, if there is such a thing, I would like to dedicate more time to my personal projects. I’m probably being too hard on myself, but I wish that I’d done more these past two days.
I guess it’s all about balance.
Thanks for reading!