Here’s a thread I thought I’d never be able to create: I just completed my first three days as a full-stack developer for a great young company here in Chicago.
This came as a total surprise, as I had been applying sporadically for the past year (and regularly since the beginning of 2018). I sent about 40 applications during the most recent sprint and nabbed several phone interviews, with only a couple moving on to technical interviews. The company I’m now with contacted me one day after applying, moving through a phone screen, coding challenge, video technical interview, and on-site interview before making an offer on February 28th. I started on March 7th.
Other than adjusting to a full-time office schedule, the job itself is a dream. I get to use Node, Vue, Bulma, and a variety of modern technologies to help build out an internal ad tech suite. The lead developer is very kind and helpful and is making the transition smooth. The office itself has a fully-stocked kitchen and nap room.
This forum has been a great help to me, as, even though I haven’t started many threads, I’ve learned a lot from checking in and reading others’ questions and answers. In fact, I got the Aficionado badge for visiting on 100 consecutive days.
I’m not good at giving details no one wants to know, so feel free to ask anything you’re interested in hearing more about.