My First 3 Weeks as a Software Engineer Summarised in 10 Quotes and Emojis!πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Kim Diep on July 28, 2019

Hi again! :) I just finished my first 3 weeks as a Software Engineer. Woohoo! Here is my experience so far in 10 quotes and emojis! πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» ... [Read Full]
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Congrats on the new role Kim. Im sure you will get the swing of everything in no time at all.

"...8 "How have I not used Visual Studio IDE before? It's A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!" πŸ’»..."

'cause it use to be a steaming pile. :D


Thanks David :) lots of learn and always learning.


Congrats on the new role! I can totally relate to number 9. I’ve been writing code for a while now and I still have days where I think β€œI don’t have a clue what’s going on”. On others days though, it’s just the opposite and i’m an unstoppable code ninja and everything compiles first time. Just keep your enthusiasm and you’ll do great!


Thanks Grant - I had one of those days today where everything just came into place with the unit and integration tests :) Totally worth it though :)


The first week of many to come. Looks like you'll do well.


Thank you :) Lots of weeks to come! :) Hopefully, I'll keep staying excited throughout. I'll have to come back to this to remind myself :)


It's so inspiring to witness the excitement of creating something πŸ˜ƒ

Something that works, that is 🀣


Thank you - Glad my excitement came across :)


Ey! A fellow Makers Academy Fellow!! :)
I take it your first job is going well?


Yes it is :) I’m learning a lot and getting stuck in :)


Glad to see another C# lover. Maybe can we see a post on what you like more (or you discover) about VS, C#, and .Net?


Hey Oscar :) Great suggestion! Would be a pleasure to do more technical posts next time


Well said :P I should do a movie quotes one next time!

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Hate to break it you Kim, but you are not a software engineer just because you did a "fast-track" course to web development.

Are the people that operation machines at the steel factories engineers? No they are not, so why is it any different in this industry?


Hi Guy, I’m sorry you think this way. It is such a shame. I am doing a fellowship programme which is a 12 month long programme where I learn on the job. This doesn’t make me less of a software engineer. I have been working in software teams for a while and have a background in climate modelling and enjoy the nature of the role. I think a lot of people don’t know their full potential unless they have the opportunity to do so. I was fortunate to have this opportunity and take it as it comes :)


Congrats, Kim! Your enthusiasm and positive attitude for your new job and the challenges that come with it -- even in the face of unfounded negativity -- are impressive. Best of luck to you.

Thanks Kevin for your encouragement and support :)

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