Progress at a snail’s pace

Career  Coffee

The career coffee this morning was about Career Day. In a way it is exciting, but yet at the same time surreal. Career Day is next Wednesday. My project is not Career Day ready!  Thankfully, we received lots of tips today about what to expect at Career Day, and it actually calmed me down. Knowing what will occur helps to eliminate some of the jitters. I did update my Linkedin profile last week, so I feel good about that, but I still need to work on my resume. Hopefully, this weekend I can do it.


Today we learned about graphs. It was actually a very interesting lecture. However, for unknown reasons, when I got into bed last night, I could not fall asleep. It was 4:30am when I last remember looking at the clock. Typically, with that little sleep, I just do not function very well. This is not a good combination for such heady lectures. I did review the material at lunch again to help myself remember. I think that I will just need to spend some time next week, after career day ends, really studying these concepts (graphs, trees, recursion, etc…)


Well, I made progress today, but not as much as I wanted. I was able to figure out how to get the data to flow back and forth between routes, work on my queries to and from the database, and I was able to fix a parsing error. The thing is, I try so many different things on my own, and the teacher’s/advisors are able to give me a solution in 10 minutes or so.

I like the idea and challenge of solving problems on my own and trying everything that I can think of before asking for help. While I was much faster at it in law and could usually figure it out, it is time-consuming as a newbie developer and I cannot always figure it out. At some point, I am sure I will develop the right balance between my need to figure stuff out and asking for help.

Thankfully, I will meet with one of my mentor’s tomorrow night. I am hopeful that she will be able to help me move things forward again at a faster pace!

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