On November 9th, I passed my final project assessment and officially graduated from Flatiron School. The following weekend, I competed in my first hackathon, Technica, with two fellow alumnae, and we won both categories we submitted our project to.
The past two months have been full of career prep -- transforming my LinkedIn page to reflect my new skills, building a portfolio site to showcase my projects, mock interviews, and working through Flatiron's postwork curriculum.
Flatiron taught me a lot and gave me a good foundation for learning more in the future. Now that I have experience with a lot of the major programming concepts, I can pick up where Flatiron left off on my own and shape my knowledge to fit my personal goals. It would have been nice to have a more up-to-date education, especially when it comes to functional programming in React, or an introduction to Redux ToolKit, but I have the skills now to learn that stuff on my own. And I'm looking forward to doing it!
Today, I am going to declare my job search start date. I have already started applying for different positions, and I am looking forward to rejoining the workforce this year. Wish me luck!