week thirty six

week thirty six

🤯 - lost a day to a unit test this week because it turns out console.log doesn’t log out lot...

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week thirty one

week thirty one

💾 - learned some new command line stuff this week. linux terminal is something that is always on my list of “stuff i want to get better at”. so instea...

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psychogeography

During Manchester International Festival, I went on an amazing guided walk by Hayley, aka Skyliner. We went north of the city centre and she spoke lao...

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week thirty

week thirty

👋 - i said goodbye to my wonderful teammate James this week. We’ve worked together on and off for two years, and he’s been a brilliant colleague, teac...

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week twenty nine

week twenty nine

👩🏼‍🏫 - I helped teach a two-day bootcamp about Systems Design for software development apprentices this week. “Systems Design” is a fancy name for wor...

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estimates / no estimates

estimates / no estimates

Some unformed thoughts about why some engineers are resistant to giving time estimates for their work (hint: it’s fear, it’s obviously fear).

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week thirteen

week thirteen

🤯 - “this week has been unbelievably hard, for a variety of reasons” is what I said at the beginning of last week’s weeknotes. this has not changed! i...

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week twelve

week twelve

🤯 - this week has been unbelievably hard, for a variety of reasons. We had to deal with a an issue that could have potentially impacted thousands of u...

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week eleven

week eleven

👋 - there are a good few personnel changes on our team at the moment. it’s sad to say goodbye to some brilliant people, but we need to try to keep the...

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week ten

week ten

🪢 - spent over a day wrangling with one unit test. not even to get it to pass but to get it to fail correctly. it was unbelievably frustrating. there’...

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week nine

week nine

🚑 - used some stuff I learned in my DevOps class when we had an outage this week. “let’s scale up the pods” - me
💯 - our wonderful engineering a...

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February books roundup

February books roundup

This month I only read one non-fiction book, which goes against my plan for the year. I’m lining up some more for March.

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week eight

week eight

🗣 - had a really good honest conversation with someone this week where we gave feedback about ways we were working together that needed improving. me ...

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week seven

week seven

🦷 - i had to go to the emergency dentist this week but on the plus side i was greeted by Marcus Rashford when i got there
🤯 - this week we has s...

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week six

week six

📈 - this week I levelled up as a software engineer! i got a lil promotion. i haven’t started the new role yet but I’m very happy to have gone from a J...

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week five

📚 - i’ve spent a lot of time this week brushing up on my OOP principles for an interview. i miss working with a class hierarchy that mapped well onto ...

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2021 is underway

🐍 - I got to do some Python this week! There was a bit of work to do on a project my team supports, and it has a Python backend which I haven’t worked...

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23 october

🎁 - i’m presenting for the first time since I joined the team at our regular team show and tell, talking about how we’re going to develop a new featur...

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How Is It September

🚵🏻‍♂️ - i had a very short week this week because i had the tuesday off as well as the bank holiday. i used the time wisely by literally watching all ...

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Platforms And Monads And Sagas

🧐 - this week i have spent a lot of time trying to get to grips with redux saga. i can see the benefits of it at a high level but it involves a lot of...

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week something

🔖 - our team apprentice is getting ready to take her first exam and i’ll be helping her get ready. she’s done an amazing job preparing on her own and ...

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week six

👩🏼‍🏫 - going to do some mentoring with the apprentice on our team. hopefully as most things I know about coding I learned extremely recently, I can pa...

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week four

☎️ To get to know the team a bit better I set up calls with the product owner and the delivery manager. The idea of these was so I could get to know t...

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week three

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 Being on the new team is still hard - not because of the team themselves, they’re wonderful, but figuring out a whole new set of ways of worki...

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week one

👨‍👩‍👧‍👧 I joined a new team remotely and I was expecting it to be difficult - it was really challenging. there are people at work who have started n...

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