Recently I found out that some of the things I have experienced, learned, and done can be applicable for others in navigating their professional lives. I have found that there’s a lot of know-how that is fairly easy to distill and pass on - even though it takes a lot of courage and hard work for the mentee to implement it. I was very lucky to have met one of my most inspiring, supportive mentors early on in my 20s’ - and I believe every person deserves someone like that. This blog is my attempt at a more systematic approach to career mentoring, and I think it may be interesting to a wider audience - beyond juniors starting their careers in web and software development. These are essentially the recordings of things I wish I had known when I was starting my journey.
About The Author
I’m a recovering copy-paster. Got traumatized by Java while studying Cognitive Science, went out into the world and… moved to Jawa Timur. I had all sorts of life adventures in teaching, communication, and peopling - among others. After spending some time doing sales I decided to try building things instead. I did a full stack development bootcamp, was shown cURL and got hooked.
These days I enjoy anything that comes with a CLI and eradicates the need for pressing ctrl+c. I work in Site Reliability Engineering and the thrill of incident management reminds me of sailing. I try to drive Hive Talks meetups and help organize PyConCZ. I find a lot of pleasure in being able to pass my hard-earned life learnings to people who are just starting off, so they can be more effective and spare themselves some sweat, tears, and that miserable feeling of standing in a very dark, very misty room of the adult life, trying to figure out what’s hiding there.
Ideal holiday in my world means 4-6B on Kattegat or smashing headfirst into snow on a board. I’m trying to achieve perfection at preparing scrambled eggs and oatmeal. I run on coffee and pancakes.
Thank you for stopping by the blog. I hope you’ll enjoy the readings.