SB apprenticeship: Day 4

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!

SB's Senior Growth Strategist brought her dog in yesterday! Piper was popular with all the apprentices. (And I like alliteration.)

SB’s Senior Growth Strategist brought her dog in yesterday! Piper was popular with all the apprentices. (And I like alliteration.)

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.

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