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So I am reflecting tonight because I really don’t want to do work, which I know I should be doing. I will probably write some of my cover letter or resume before I go to bed, but most of my thoughts are thinking about the near future. I have been able to stay in this course at Bitmaker Labs with my head just a little bit out out of the water. I did not allow myself to go the extra foot onto the boat of knowing everything. However I will eventually get onto it.
I am applying to a list of places but there are only three that I really like. They look like great places to work and I would be happy to work there. I want to work for a place which is doing something different, but that are also adapting new technologies. I would love to work at a start up and I am willing to learn a lot more. I want to continually learn the languages I have been able to work with during Bitmaker Labs, but also learn the ones I have wanted to learn for quite some time. Objective C would be the biggest one.
So back to my near future, I got a couple things I am happy to be committing to and will be working on in the near future. Judging by hiring week I will be apply to more jobs than I thought I would be. I will be applying to a lot of them these next couple days. But jobs is a completely different subject. What I see myself doing in the near future is working on the application I made during the last two weeks of Bitmaker Labs and taking that live as well as expanding it to Waterloo and hopefully southwestern Ontario by the summer. I am also going to be working on iOS application and create an app to be released belong side the web app later this month. As well as I will be working on my own games finally for the iOS platform since I have learnt the fundamentals of programming and now can actually read a programming book and understand what it means by Models, Controllers, Views and so forth.
If I were to get a job in hiring week or before March is done, which would be awesome. I am going to try very hard to just be myself in interviews and work on programming as much as I can. This week will be a lot of programming. But if I were to start April with a programming job, I am still going to work on iOS on the side as well as working on my web application with a couple of people. I might be distant some times but the time I will need to be there is for bigger things like location launches to other places and so forth.
I may be nervous and scared of what the near future brings, I believe what I said last year about “2014 is the year for Hackbart”
It truly is and I want to continue this wonderful adventure of adulthood.
Day 36 at Bitmaker Labs
Second last Thursday :’( “what am
I going to do after this course”
Today my pair programmer and I worked on the final project and we are in a good spot that I feel like I am going to go way farther this weekend and next week with it than any of them think I am capable with. I will work on it as much as I can but I can say that next Friday I will have it figured out and if not, I have after the program to focus on it.
I know how I am going to make this app, just doing it the way in which it figures out the problem I set out to fix!
Only like three weeks lefts in Toronto :(
Day 35 at Bitmaker Labs
Well today was tough, tonight mostly. I have been dealing with an internal struggle of trying to finish this whole list of things to do and I just couldn’t deal with it tonight. It was probably the combination of too much caffeine, a headache and not feeling the greatest that threw me off the wagon.
We have a week and one day (tomorrow) to finish this final project. I am still shooting really high but I know I can do it. Its just I need to focus. I know all what has to be done, just to put all the pieces together.
This morning I finished my cover letter for a job that I am actually excited to apply for. I really hope that I land a job there because this place looks really cool to work for but it is also an interest of mine and I know that a) I can do just as much for the company as they can do for me. and b) sweet perks
This afternoon I finished the user part of my app, the part the instructors told me not to do but I am doing it anyways because I want to kick ass this friday and next, because I know that I can.
I need to figure out a plan tonight and something that is still flexible, simple and can help me finish all this and also give me some release from all this stress.
Now that the Bitmaker Labs course is finishing up there is a lot to work out and work on. As I look through the job market. But the only way to apply to jobs is to have everything ready which I do not at this time. The list of things are taking over for a while since there is just so much to do. I can not figure out a way to deal with it. I want to plan but if I do then I fail the first or second time and then I am behind and I am back to nervous I am not going to do something. But if I just take it day to day I feel like I am going to fall behind because I am not doing everything I can. Can you see my fork in the road.
Maybe much like my final project, we need to simplify it before we can build on it.