My Bootcamp Experience: Homestudy Day 3

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Today is the last day of the first week of Andela Bootcamp, Cycle XIX. It’s been a long week, maybe longer than 7 days. At least, that’s how it feels like for me. I’ve learnt a lot. I’ve been pushed to extents I didn’t think I could reach, in such small space of time.

Over the last one week, I’ve met persons with interests so common to mine it feels like family. In aiding my fellow Bootcampers, I’ve seen practically that you can’t help someone climb a ladder without climbing it yourself. Every time you offer to get someone over a hurdle, you get stronger yourself. I’ve also learnt that when you reach out to people for solutions to your own challenges, you open up the door of a symbiotic relationship. I’ve learnt that to collaborate is better than to compete. I’ve seen that hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard. And today, I learnt that when your body says slow down, it’s not joking.

Looking ahead, there is a lot more. I look forward to the thrill of pulling off projects, of making solutions to everyday problems, of working in a community of world class developers, and of course, of becoming a world class developer.

My name is Victor Idongesit, and this is a page in the tale of my journey into the Andela fellowship.