SB apprenticeship: Day 29

Today is Friday! Yaaay! This morning I get to go sit on a panel at TIY about diversity and unconscious bias in tech. I’m wearing my SB t-shirt and everything, heh. Although my SB t-shirt is also one of the things I plan on pointing out — I personally haven’t experienced a lot of harassment or sexism in tech, but there are little things, microaggressions. My t-shirt, for example, doesn’t fit me right because SB doesn’t offer them in fitted/women’s style. It’s a little thing, but I like wearing t-shirts for places I’ve visited or value, and I can’t really wear this shirt because it’s too big. It’s little, but little things can build up. I’ve been thinking all week of a conversation I had with Joe earlier this week — apparently Brandon told him that my boyfriend does my homework for me. I know Brandon, and I’m pretty sure that he was joking, but it’s still hurtful to not have my accomplishments acknowledged. I’m looking forward to this panel, though. I hope that my examples are the worst I hear, but I’m afraid they won’t be.

  • What did you learn yesterday?
  • What are you going to do today?
  • What do you expect to learn?

Yesterday I paired with Brandon on my todo app. Since I didn’t understand testing, I had written the code and used Postman to check to see if it worked, but Brandon is a big proponent of TDD, especially when it comes to making APIs, so he made me throw out my code and do it again, this time writing tests first. We kind of ping-pong paired, he wrote most of the tests and then I wrote the code to make them pass. It was fun, but I’m going to have to look over his tests, he did some things that are unfamiliar to me.

Reload and merge and hashrockets, oh my!

Reload and merge and hashrockets, oh my!

Today I have the panel, then it’s Labs Day! I think I might see if I can get someone to help me pull this site, my website and my portfolio site together into one big thing. I was looking at the WordPress FAQs and it seems fairly easy to pull my content off? But who knows.

Today I expect to learn that all my sites are terribly coded (I didn’t make any of them from scratch), that they’re incompatible and I should just burn it down and start again. 🙂

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