Day 3 - SPA & Work from home
Plan for the day: start learning React.js!
Eva: Still tired from conference-going and networking in the past two days, I've decided to stay at home and tackle some React.js tutorials. I find React quite challenging and difficult to follow, so after finishing the React intro course that was recommended by Ivo, our Bahmni coach - using React.js to do a tic-tac-toe game - I've started going through the book called Fullstack React. It's a great textbook, focused around building projects. Chapter 1 was building a voting app (Product Hunt clone), chapter 2 is building a timer.
Each chapter is building on top of the previous one and while I'm still struggling with many of the concepts, it's getting easier (maybe?). The plan for the day is to finish chapter 2. Tomorrow will be dedicated to reviewing Bahmni documentation.
GTH then had lunch whilst networking with a developers from TES and talking about legacy code and learning IT in schools.
GTH attended a Teamwork workshop. It was based on theory of teams but also had real experiences from dev teams. Problems, what motivates individuals, teams and then the needs from the perspective of the business. It referred to Hertzberg hygiene factors, Maslow heirachy of needs, recommendations of books, and a discussion of other peoples experiences. This was useful for me to understand common dynamics of dev teams, expectations from different perspectives and how to work in a team consciously for a better outcome both in personal and business needs.
GTH then attended a keynote about should Dev teams be on call. It gave information about more companies doing so and the expectation it will be in new contracts. It discussed about burnout, giving first aid and not to find the root cause of the problem, authority to roll back to last known good or change something to patch up. It talked about being on call on a rota of 1 in 6 weeks as an ideal, the benefits would be to get feedback for the full life of the product from beginning until the product is discontinued. I found this interesting to the debate of resistance and the discussion of compensation and not necessarily just a higher reward.
GTH then networked with a few of the presenters. This is good to just find out what type of jobs they did, to explain about RGSoC and how someone's supervisor is an alumni of RGSoC. This was very nice to hear as it is well thought of. I made a lot of contacts and people were very keen to keep in contact via social media, LinkedIn. The SPA conference is small, friendly and lots of good workshops with other people that genuinely want you to progress from whatever level of developer you are beginner, junior, or senior.
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StellaMaris Njage, Jul 4, 2018 @ 18:11 UTC
Which resource are you using for React?