My first day at Andela’s Recruitment Bootcamp.
When i learnt about the Andela’s Fellowship program, I was initially reluctant and skeptic about investing my time to go through the courseware, and recruitment process, I eventually decided to give it a shot. My successes at the different levels of the assessments gave me better confidence and hope of eventually succeeding and becoming an Andela fellow.
My academic background was biochemistry, but am also very passionate about programming. I only did programming at my spare time, as such I really could not keep up to date with the rapid advances in the computing world. I was simply concerned with optimizing my knowledge to solving my personal or freelanced programming needs.
The instructor assisted me in cloning my files from the github repository to my local system. I also sought help from , a colleague, Victor, to help me with some other part of the set up, this he gladly did. He assisted me in making a demo push to the github repository, as well as gave me a demonstration of how to use mocha to run a TDD. In the different cases when I sought for help, I explained my current effort to the person am seeking help from, as well as the information I hope to get from the person. After giving me the information I seek, I took time to go through it, to see if I understand what I was taught. In cases when I needed more help, I consulted my tutor again and again until I was clear. I appreciated the efforts of victor and my instructor, this I verbally communicated to them. I left Andela with that evening fully satisfied and excited about all I have learnt, and also, especially since I knew I could complete the remaining task by myself.
Summarily, I had an interesting and exciting first day, at the Andela’s Bootcamp, and I feel more confident that I have what it takes to make it through to the very end. Thank you the Andela Team.