Frustrated that his university was still teaching flash, and maybe giving him a just basic overview of programming, he graduated with a hunger to learn, but lacking the self-confidence to code on his own.
The plan was to get onto jobstreet, and then attend interviews at each company, but that was a frustrating experience. The plan with less risk was meeting some of the companies that was coming over directly to the University.
What he did not plan for was the 5 rounds of interview, or the old technologies, many companies were still implementing for clients.
Enter the TribeHired marketplace. The first company Sonny met through TribeHired was Good People Co. He did have a higher salary offer somewhere else, but decided to go with with this team due to the fact the potential for growth was huge.
His most important take-away since working at Good People Co in the last couple of months are the use of Jade, SCSS, and the Git in working multi-developer environments. He found that many companies are not even using the above, so feels privileged to be part of the team.
On reaching out to Khalid (CTO of Good People Co, thanks mate!), he passed us the road map he wrote for Sonny:
Level 1: HTML
Level 2: CSS
Level 3: PreProcessors Jade and SASS
Level 6: Node.Js (Maybe in 2~5 months he will be here)
Level 7: NoSQL Databases – Timeline by 6~10 months from now
But what’s even more important are the words of advice the company imparts, that he considers fully in order to become a better craftsman.
3 ideas that resonate with him since working there, are the ideas of simplification, that “Perfection is a process, not a state” and the idea of sprints.
A couple of books that he would like to have on the table in his new office would be related to Node.js, Express Framework, MongoDB and React.js, and maybe something related to marketing.
We’re happy that Good People Co. have found a talent to mould into a craftsman, and our wish is that journey be a fruitful one!
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