Tuesday, May 14 2018
After an intense android project week (which you can read about over on the CodeClan blog), we had a week of Computer Science and job prep. There are lots of terrifying things about swapping careers, but for me one of the biggest ones was not knowing how to present myself both on paper and in interviews in a way that was relevant a new industry so having someone talk us through how to do this was incredibly helpful.
The great thing about CodeClan is that your cohort become your support system and so although we were all melting down, we did it together. Over the course of a couple of weeks made sure to pull each other up: teas were made, hugs were given. By the time project week rolled around most of us were back from the brink.
We rounded off this module with a group project. It was a very different experience to the projects that had come before and in the end was more about learning how to work in a team of developers than it was about build something shiny. My team and I put together a travel dashboard which aimed to help users plan trips. We alternated between mob programming, where the four of us sat around one machine and developed as a group, and paring. I was pretty proud with what our group produced, but even more so with how we conducted ourselves and how easily we worked together.