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Steve Jobs once said: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”

I was born a little over 20 years ago, to a chemist and accountant. Growing up, I had a fairly comfortable life. The only things I didn’t get were things my parents could not afford or thought were harmful to me. I only had one brother and lived with a few cousins who sojourned at our home mostly during holidays.

When I was about 11 years old, my brother, Samuel, enrolled in guitar lessons. He learnt the basics of guitar playing and went ahead to learn a few songs. My dad, having a musical background, could also play a few songs on the guitar. I always heard my dad and brother jam and felt the urge to join in but was green on the subject so had to take a back seat. …

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While doing my bachelors degree in software engineering, I worked on a number of projects. Some were done individually, and others in teams. The project work was usually saved locally on my machine. If I wanted to save a certain version of my project, I would simply copy the project and paste it in another directory and this worked just fine. Furthermore, if I wanted to share a file, I would simply send it to a flash disk or some other storage. This all changed when I passed through to the Andela Bootcamp 10.

Part of the Bootcamp preparation material required us to get acquainted with version control using git. This meant that I heard to learn the git workflow and various commands required to use git. I was obviously curious to find out what git was and what its relevance was. After reading about git, I found out that it was a solution created to solve the shortcomings of the method of version control which I was using while at campus. I obviously had to adapt to using git instead of saving different copies of my projects. …

On 23rr July 2018, the Andela Bootcamp 10 started, and I was excited to be a part of it. On the inaugural day, I got a chance to meet my boot camp group mates. I knew their names prior to meeting them but didnt know them in person.

My groupmates and I are introverts so as you can imagine, there was not so much dialogue during the first few minutes of meeting them. But as time went by, we got more acquainted with each other. I got to find out interesting facts about some of my gorupmates.

Samuel Bwambale likes farming and is actually involved in coffee and maize growing. He plays football and supports Croatia (I can bet that he started supporting it during this year’s world cup). He also speaks Italian, which he learnt from here (Uganda) and also during a trip to Italy. …


Muhanguzi David

Full-Stack Developer. Looking for the next challenge.

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