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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)
Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

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Tell me something funny about your first DEV job

HAPPY Friday!!!

As I am here, dreaming about my first DEV job, I felt like asking you:
What's something funny that you did or happened to you about your first job?

-Maybe something that wasn't that funny at the time but now when you look back you can't help but laugh.
-Or maybe something about the interview that closed the deal.
-Or whatever comes to mind.

Give me some inspirational laughs people.!

A purrgrammer cat typing like crazy on his laptop

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Ben Halpern

I was broke and looked pretty disheveled when I got my first dev job and when I showed up on my first day somebody called security on me while I was waiting in the lobby 😐

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

LOL that was Savage, sorry Ben πŸ˜… hope it makes you laugh now πŸ˜‚

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Mohammed Nabeel

LOL.

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IvannMG

Someone came to visit offices, as CEO wasn't there I made the visit

Turned out he was an FBI agent investigating on the company :/

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

Wow! That IS heavy πŸ˜…

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Akinkunmi

We had a similar issue in my office not quite long. Though I was not the contact person, seriously I know how this looks like

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Christian Baer

I've been in the company for a couple of weeks and two people were working on a piece of software. The two people where a mid level developer (MLD) and a working student (WS). Following conversation happened.
MLD: Hey, I reviewed your code.
WS: Ok.
MLD: Seems fine as far as I can tell, but you did not stick to our coding guidelines
WSD in a very serious voice: I am the coding guideline.

This was not a joke. He meant it and that was the end of the discussion.
What I didn't know, MLD has been there for a couple of months only, whereas WS was kind of on board from the start and was in fact the better programmer. Not knowing this the whole situation was quite bizarre.

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Victor A. Barzana

Lol, that's soooo annoying!!! Can't imagine myself being in that situation!

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I can imagine your confusion

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Curtis Lawrence

I didn't know I was actually hired as a dev.

About 10 years ago I had originally applied for a graphic design position. During the interview it came up that I built my website. So for the second interview I met with the dev lead and got the job. But I wasn't fully aware that the second interview was for an entirely different department and position.

It all clicked in the first few on-boarding meetings, I didn't want to let on I really had no clue what I was doing, so I started winging it.

And I guess you could say I've been winging it ever since. I'm now the lead dev for a different agency.

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JosΓ© Rodrigo Abril Lara • Edited on

You and me both.
I was studying advertising, thought I would start with a very simple design position, (this was back in Guatemala... ) 10 or so years later here I am working as a Dev in the Netherlands

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

Lol that is awesome πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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Robin Kretzschmar

I had to do a test with a couple of technical questions to estimate how my skills were and some general knowledge questions.

I was so nervous that I somehow managed to get the technical questions right and failed at the most basic question about how many states Germany had that time and what the names were... πŸ˜‚

After the interviewer reviewed my answers, he was a bit confused, asked me this question, I answered correctly and told him I had a mind block on that question during the test.

(Got the job) and we laughed about it.

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ hey, at least you got the job!!!!

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Robin Kretzschmar

True 😊

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Sal Hernandez

When I got my computer there was a sticky note on it that read "For Sale" & I was like good because it was an older MacBook pro but it turned out that the laptop was for me! The name that was given to the IT department to create all my accounts was "Sale Hernandez". 😭 Once they realized their mistake they had to recreate all my accounts. To this day I can't unsee my name when I see "Sale". πŸ™ƒ

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nske

hehehe if the IT was anything like ours... gouh It might had not been a mistake :D

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

Lol that IS terrible.
But also funny πŸ˜‚

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Pandita

I got my first job by showing off a 3D rainbow dinosaur model done in WebGLπŸ•Ί

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

Lol I would have hired you after that too !!

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Keff

I was working one afternoon when I heard a couple of fart noises coming from a set of speakers in a desk nearby, it kept happening and happening... I was confused and somewhat entertained by it, I then realized the speakers were attached to a Raspberry pi and my boss subtlety laughing at the back of the office.

We then made a clock than farted the hour xD xD

(yup, it was a startup)

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ omg a farting clock , lol lol lol

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Frank • Edited on

On my last day at this startup:

After working 11+ hr days for the last 2 months, I had just run a db migration via postman a few days prior but left the tabs open :)

While showing a new guy my common-use postman routes, I accidentally hit β€œenter” and dropped part of the db cache :D

Good thing I had the resync routes in the next tab, good thing it was a Friday at 7pm, and good thing it was my last day LOL byyyeee

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

Woooooow πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ great away to leave πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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godsenteliel

the best thing was it was your last day

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

My first job as a developer instead of a sysadmin (which is actually my current job) finally made me seriously consider getting a Mac despite my significant dislike of Apple (not fond of macOS, and I like hardware I can repair myself without needing electrical engineering skills).

The funny part about this is that I don't technically need a Mac for work, I just finally got tired of pestering my colleagues (all of whom are in different timezones than me) whenever I need to test some code on macOS.

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Nipodemos

in that time hackintosh was not a thing yet? or it was not possible to do it in your conditions?

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Austin S. Hemmelgarn

Actually, this is essentially right now, so yes, Hackintosh is technically a thing.

I dismissed a Hackintosh as an option for two reasons:

  • I'd end up spending roughly the same price on the hardware anyway (baseline Mac mini right now is about 800 USD, I've actually looked and can't put together an equivalent system in terms of CPU/RAM/storage for less than about 750 USD, and saving 50 USD is not worth the next point).
  • Running on real apple hardware reduces the maintenance overhead.
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nske • Edited on

From a quick look on the US Amazon, here's what ~$800 can get you:

  • Deskmini 310W (mini-STX case + passive PSU + motherboard) (~$160)
  • 32GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (~$140)
  • Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB (~$90)
  • Core i7-9700 ($415.00)

Board *reportedly works fine with hackintosh.

More powerful and almost just as small form factor :)

*tonymacx86.com/threads/deskmini-31...

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

I feel you, not an Apple fan either πŸ˜… but sometimes it helps to test !

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Gerardo Alcantara

I was hire for Motion graphics, and they say in some cases I will throw some html and css in the project.

now I'm the Lead front-end developer of our own templeate engine.
No more 3d graphics in Cinema4d or AE motion graphics for me this days, only code code and more code.

I'm the todologo in the company (front-dev && Motion graphics) πŸ’

By the way my job is not that hot at all I build, design and make animated videos for online Courses about Security awarness on the internet, GDPR, HR and other things for the Seniors and not tech people.

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

Wow it sounds like you do A LOT of different things!
And it does sound cool 😎

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Gerardo Alcantara

yes the problem is that I can not fully master one.

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

Soo much to learn 😭

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Gerardo Alcantara

yes but is fun,I love the feeling when finaly you make the screen to output whatever you where looking to display at that time! I doesn't mader if is code, video, render, illustartion when you make that breakthrough, you get hook with that sensation

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

😍

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Victor A. Barzana

Yes, you are not the only one who can't master everything :) same happens to me in my company, I try to lead, but have to be reading ALL the time! And I love to write code, but at this time I have to stop coding, do more code review and read more, that's it, you can't be a Team Leader and be a Developer at the same time, or you lose time to guide your Team. But of course that's how I see it.

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A. MatΓ­as Quezada • Edited on

I had was sent to the client offices (Big International Corp S.A.) and there was I with my almost 18 years and my wore out jean jacket looking at suited business people going in and out while I was waiting for the IT guy to receive me feeling like I should've thought my look a little bit more before going.

Suddenly I see a guy with a white T-shirt, wore out jeans and I knew he was the one I was waiting for.

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

Awwww that is a great story!!!!

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Lasse • Edited on

I was a student and at a local student party on my first year of studying. There was some guy who heard I were talking about programming. He came up to me and asked if I knew any PHP, to which I honestly answerred that yeah it's my favorite language. I got hired to the company next week with a title "web developer". I never wrote a line of PHP, but went to clients to install this POS software and taught them how to use it. I quit after a couple of years for them not letting me develop the e-commerce plugin (that was made in PHP) of the POS system.

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

Lol people that don't know why they are hiring people πŸ™„

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Yogesh Phatangare

I used .length function in c interview πŸ˜‚

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Carlos Magno

Force of habit, we can't escape

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ ops

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Jayesh

In a one of the interviews at a company, the interviewer asked do you know anything about this company ? I confidently said yes and started explaining, and after 5 mins into it he cut me to say- what you are explaining is entirely different company (I got confused between the names of the companies).

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela)

Oh noo!!! How embarasing at the timeπŸ˜… hope it makes you laugh now !!!

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