A Developers Journey

Brain drain is starting to take it’s toll

September 2016 · 4 minute read

As excited as I was to be starting off on a new adventure, nothing could have prepared me for how draining it really it is. Last week everything maybe got to be a little too full on and I didn't get a chance then to post this article. It's quite funny to read back over now, just after a few days, because to be honest, following such a dominant win and going into work with a new project waiting for me, I've completely changed my point of view.
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Today I deployed my first piece of working code to a real production system

August 2016 · 5 minute read

Today I deployed my first piece of working code to a real production system and to be honest I thought it'd be bigger deal but erm, turns out that's just part of my job 😕
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And… That’s a hat trick!

August 2016 · 5 minute read

I’m finally starting to make some progress. It only took twice as long as I’d initially aimed for it to take but I got my hat trick in the end! I’m a certified AWS developer associate, a professional ( and now apparently somewhat sought after ;) ) developer and I have officially won an amateur Muay Thai fight.
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So… I might have overreacted a little.

August 2016 · 4 minute read

It seems the labyrinth I was chasing on Friday was exactly the path I needed to take and all of a sudden the whole thing seems to have untangled itself, to some extent at least.
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Ok. This is really fucking hard.

July 2016 · 3 minute read

I'm actually questioning whether I can do this for a job. It is honestly that difficult and I have no idea what's going on. I feel like I've been sitting here for two days looking through loops of code that have now just blurred into a mash of numbers and letters in files that seem to have no particular order and I'm so confused and I don't want hassle everyone in the office cause I know they're really busy and all I want to do is cry!
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Official Dev – One week and counting…

July 2016 · 6 minute read

Sitting in front of a computer all of every day is a surprisingly tiring job. I’ve spent the majority of my first week attempting to master a new framework. New to me that is, and widely popular. Not sure how well I’m doing or how far I’m meant to have gotten along but I have completed a sample site and the basics of a custom theme.
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Goodbye Wellington…

July 2016 · 4 minute read

I’m sad to say goodbye to some good friends (for now - don’t think I won’t still be visiting), but I’m also really excited to see what new adventures await in Auckland and where my career will take me next.
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Watch out IT, you don’t know what you’re in for!

June 2016 · 5 minute read

There's so much that goes through your mind in that moment. All while feeling a massive sense of accomplishment. All this hard work, it's paying off, it wasn't all for nothing. You've found your golden ticket! In fact, it seems too good to be true.
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Getting back on the Horse

June 2016 · 3 minute read

Every time you get knocked, you just have to get back up and keep going! Well, that's what they say anyway. And it sounds so simple in theory. But in reality, some knocks hit you so bad that you might not actually be able to get back up straight away.
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Hospitality experience will benefit your career in tech

June 2016 · 4 minute read

Hospitality is 100% people focussed. It’s about reading, knowing, anticipating people. And in hospitality, that’s something you either learn to do fast and succeed, or you don’t learn and fall flat. If you can handle a good stint in hospitality, not only dealing with difficult, drunk customers but also handling your narcissistic, self-centered peers (cause let’s face facts, that describes the majority of us), then you can be reassured that stepping out into any other industry you choose will be a breeze.
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