print('Hello Campers and coders')
After completing the Front End section, I have decided to start putting my newer knowledge in use of the real world.
I decided to start with baby steps by giving back the the awesome community around coding.
Or in other words I want to gain real life experience by solving open issues on GitHub.
(there’s a fantastic website that helps you sort the open requests: codetriage).
In the meantime I was able to make a good impression on a design studio that will hire me for some front-end project. [YAY!!!, thanks FCC].
So far I feel like everything’s moving in the right direction:
- I will do some freelancing front-end.
- I will keep on gaining knowledge by helping on GitHub. (FCC is on my list)
There’s only one thing that scares me and holds me back:
how do I get started in real life?
Every MOOC and FCC as well, all uses some didactical tool and closed learning environment like Cloud9, Codepen, and Heroku.
Everything’s closed and pre-made for you.
I have ZERO idea on how to actually start and set up a project, create repos, edit files and make pull request.
I (sort of) know how Git work, I have Atom as a text editor on my laptop and so on…
But what if screw something?
It’s not like I’m still in class or editing in codepen that If I forgot a setting or make a mistake some error will pop up.
I had no remorse and tell during my interview that my greatest weakness was a total lack of how to start.
But still I imagine myself like it’s my firs day at work, they show me around, and then show me my workstation:
Boss: "ok here’s your workstation, if you have any question…"
Me: “mmmmmmh… key, how do I start?”
How can I fill this void I feel in my instruction?
Is it just normal to feel this way?
When I went to Uni, the institution guided / guarded us into the labor by internships, but this time I feel like I have none guarding my back, and I have to admit I’m a bit scared
Thanks for reading and all the support you can give me