Day 45

September 4, 2018 21:49 UTC Team Barcelona Duo (Exercism)Subscribe to this teams's activities

Technical Stuff

After an early morning coaching session on Ruby syntax, I created a new Rails blog , trying to recreate the process from memory. I started writing some tests and realized that I still do not know the correct syntax. Assessment: I can piece together the parts of the app, so I understand the general relationships, but I had an unacceptably high number of syntax errors.

In the afternoon I mapped what I had learned to the exercism codebase. Tomorrow I have a session with a coach to go over the parts I do not understand.

Feedback Session

I had my first feed back session with Maikha, one of our coaches. I was nervous, but she quickly put me at ease. The hardest part for me was coming up with things she could improve on. She was more forthcoming. After listing my strengths she gave me feedback on things I should do more of: believe in myself more, seek out individual coaching sessions, and pair-programming with ThoughtWorkers. Tomorrow I will start.

Surprises
After several weeks stuck in customs, our package from our mentor Katrina Owen arrived today. We are so in-love with our new gear we will probably spend the rest of the summer wearing it. Every. Single. Day. She also sent us stickers! What is it about stickers that make grown developers get in-touch with the kid within?

After two intense days at Full Stack Fest Amalia will be in tomorrow taking advantage of the conference day off to come to the office.

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