Friday friday! Fridays are interesting day at Smashing Boxes, everyone spends the afternoon working on what they call Smashing Labs. This is a time for people to work on personal projects that may or may not be work-related — you could learn Swift, or hack on a project or add features to the Spotify list that plays over the office’s sound system. I don’t really have any projects yet, but I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else is up to!
And now, with no further ado, today’s questions!
- What did you learn yesterday?
- What are you going to do today?
- What do you expect to learn?
Yesterday Brandon went over my kata and wrote tests for it like he was just writing a grocery list. I know that that level of familiarity will come to me with time, but it was impressive watching him just tear through. Watching him made some things that I wasn’t quite grasping in concept click, so I think today’s kata will be easier.
Today I am going to do the coin_changer kata one more time, and then we participate in a training sessions with the Project Management team. I don’t really understand what a Project Manager does, so I’m looking forward to learning more about how SB works. After that it’s labs time! I’ll probably read more of the TDD book after wandering around a bit and seeing what people are working on. I may spend some time going back over some Ruby tutorials, I have a probably irrational fear that I’ve already forgotten everything I’ve learned at TIY.
I expect to learn what project managers do, how they fit into the organization and how I’ll work with them once I’m hired as a junior dev.