If you're a stranger, and want to get to know me, then this site will give you an awesome impression who I am. A great way to make an impression is to share what makes you happy. Albeit, this does not mean that you will necessarily make a good impression.
Web Developer Intern Summer of 13'
Develop.io is a software development company for the Internet. They have built web applications from the ground up for clients like Dish Network, iVillage, and LocalResponse. Working here changed my life. I knew close to nothing about web development and programming, but the president of the company wanted me anyway. He saw I was highly motivated to learn and assumed at the time that I will do anything AND everything in my power to learn. He was right. Although I cannot thank him enough for giving me the amazing opportunity to work at his company, I can say say that I have used and will continue to use all that I have learned from there. Besides the breadth of technical skills, here are some other extremely helpful skills I acquired in the three months I worked there:
If you want to develop good software, then there is no room for bad ideas. Your teammates are bound to have ideas that you will completely or even partially disagree with. Just speak your mind. If you're afraid of speaking out, then you must fight the fear and force yourself to speak out, politely of course. Besides, the "worst" thing that could happen is you being wrong. This leads to the next important skill I learned.
There will always be someone smarter than you, especially if you are just starting out. When I first started working here, I was overwhelmed by how smart everyone was. "There must be a way for me to get on their level," I would say to myself. My co-workers at the time weren't going to just tell me everything I needed and wanted to know
on their own. I need someway to siphon the information out of them...hmmm, ON TO THE NEXT POINT!
I learned that you will get nowhere and stay stuck forever if you don't ask questions. This includes both in real life and on the Internet. Before asking your co-workers or manager, quickly asses if you are able to find the answer online first. That way, you won't be as annoying. If Googling it fails, then it is probably reasonable to ask one of your co-workers. P.S. StackOverflow is your friend.
It is one of the best feelings in the world when you finally accomplish something really challenging. This means that you've increased your potential to do something, and that you've leveled up, in a sense. Many times, your boss will tell you to do something that you've never done before. Don't be scared. Push yourself and get it done. Stay an extra few hours. Trust me, you won't ever regret leveling up.
You will get stuck. I know that because you're reading this sentence. But when you do get stuck, you need to stop, take a deep breath, and do something else. Go outside, walk around your office building, go eat something, do some drugs, do SOMETHING other than stare at your code in frustration.
Music is divine. It exists within most cultures on Earth, making it practically omnipresent. It has the power to bring everlasting change to the world and to our lives. One gift that I am grateful for is my innate ability to interpret music.
I'm sure that most people have this ability, but do most people appreciate it? It is unfortunate that many inborn abilities, like interpreting music, are taken for granted.
Below is a link to my Soundcloud, where you can listen to some of the latest tracks I've composed. Creating music is purely a hobby of mine and although it would be pretty sick to have an extremely large fan base and get ridiculously famous, that is not my goal. My goal is to be happy, and that is what creating music does. With that being said, I am proud to believe that my favorite genre of music is my own. Enjoy~
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