Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet
Today we had a meeting with our supervisor Sophia. We filled her in on what we have learned this summer and what we are currently working on. After this, we spent the rest of the day digging into various aspects that we need in order to solve the current issue we are working on. Lori spent the day figuring out the flow of the mentor dashboard and mailers by manually entering data through the rails console. It was a very useful way to see how the different components in the mailers and dashboard work. Amalia worked on understanding REST patterns in Rails and looking at how resourceful routes are structured in the codebase. Our sprint ends tomorrow and we hope to apply what we learned this week in order to close the issue. It can be tempting to rush to finish things, but having the patience to struggle through an issue makes the moment when you figure it out magical.
This week has been challenging. We have learned many new concepts. There have been moments when concepts clicked and other moments that were filled with loops of confusion. One of the best things our coach David taught us this summer is that programming is like climbing a series of steep hills. Initially, you have quite a steep climb before you are able to do the smallest of things. However, you quickly adapt, you get better with practice, and eventually...you still have the climb, but the climb gets easier. 🙂
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