My Experience At Andela Bootcamp Part 2
Andela Bootcamp continues today and I learned great lessons. I almost could not meet up with the submission deadline of today’s tasks. What really happened?
Overconfidence. When I say the tasks for today, I told myself “this is very simple, I can get everything done in two hours or less”. Truly, the tasks were easy. So instead of starting the tasks early, I decided to read some technical materials. After few hours, I decided to start solving the problems. When I was almost through, my system froze and I was left with no choice than to do a force restart. Consequently, I lost my work and I had to start all over again.
What happened today has thought me three great lessons.
- Do not procrastinate any task.
- Commit your work at regular intervals and make commits as atomic as it can be.
- Push your commits at short intervals
Have I done these things, I would not have had to start my work over.
Notwithstanding (but with sitting), I am glad that I am able to meet up with the deadline.