My First 3 Months as a Software Engineer

Sewagodimo🎈
Apr 21, 2018 · 4 min read
One moment you feel like a rockstar the next you want to pack your bags and quit before they fire you

I would like to start this post by saying I don’t know what I am doing.

A few days ago I had my three month review with the senior developer at my organisation. At least I know more than I did when I first walked into the office over three months ago, which feels good. I work with an amazing team of people who are insanely smart. I love that we are all still learning and most importantly we all work really well together. So here is a list of all the things I learnt in my first three months as a software developer for Praekelt.org.

Don’t rush to coding

Start with nothing

Me at work

Embrace the newbiness

Do not start coding when you don’t know the problem

Finish tasks

Spread yourself between senior developers

Use stand up

There is always something new to learn, mistakes to make and some days are better than others. One moment you feel like a rockstar the next you want to pack your bags and quit before they fire you. As long as you have a posititve attitude towards the work you do and you communicate with your team it will get better. xxx

Written by Sewagodimo Matlapeng, Software Engineer at Praekelt.org

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