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How do I prepare for a new dev joining my engineering team?

Do you have a new developer joining your team soon? Are you planning to have them start working on one of your older apps/projects? How might you help them feel good about being able to a) get up-and-running and b) quickly contribute something to your project?

Here's one idea that you might consider doing before their first day.

๐ŸŽง Put your headphones on

๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽค Listen to some Bowie

๐Ÿ”ฅ rm -rf /path/to/your/local/app

โฌ‡๏ธ Freshly clone your app

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป Follow your setup docs, step-by-step

๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ Get frustrated that they aren't up-to-date

๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ Get app running, again

๐Ÿ•ธ (while tidying your docs)

โคด๏ธ Push your documentation changes up

๐Ÿฅพ Go outside for a nice hike/walk

๐Ÿ™ƒ Smile at the world

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