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Is there an aspect of the job that you thought would be a challenge going in but ended up being easier than you thought? Inversely, is there something that you didn't anticipate being difficult at the beginning but ultimately was?


1) I thought I was going to always be fighting with the QA team, clients and designers, but the QA and designers are very skillful and respectful people so we never clashed. As for the client, I never speak to them since it's the Project manager's job and if I tell the PM that x feature would take too long or would be too difficult they would relay that info to the client.

2) I can't think of a specific thing, but there were many projects that were estimated at like a day or a week but ended up taking way longer than that due to unexpected behaviours or client changes.

EDIT: I had fears that I was not going to be good enough and was gonna fail miserably, but so far, so good


What was your first project as a junior developer?
Also, how is the culture in your city? Do you guys have standups, and talks about latest tech?


1) My first project was to work on a cart for the rewards system of an american bank. It was quite easy, but the challenge was to make sure the site was accessible.

2) I live in Québec City, so the dev culture is quite strong, it's a small city compared to other big tach cities, so pretty much everyone knows everyone.

3) We do have a talks about latest tech, but usually it's once a year at a big tech conference called "Web à Québec" that specializes in web tech but usually goes broader.

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