If you aren’t following thatwifejenna on Snapchat you might not have heard yet – I’m officially a Dev Bootcamp graduate! It’s the last day of 2015 and can officially declare my 2015 New Years Resolution a success. I have the skills and confidence necessary to head out and land myself a kick-ass Silicon Valley job in tech. Hooray!
The screenshot above is from my profile page on our Accountabuddy app, visit http://accountabuddy.herokuapp.com/
if you’d like to see what I spent the last week designing/coding! The sound quality is quite poor, but if you’d like to hear me walk through the functionality of the app (which lots of clapping, one of my trademarks) start this video at about 36:45. If you do visit Accountabuddy and sign-up to peek around inside, please keep in mind that this site is not maintained and meant to serve as a prototype. You can use it with your friends if you’d like, but you will encounter bugs, and there is no one dedicated to fixing them for you. We’re all on to bigger and better things now that we made it through the DBC gauntlet!
Now that I’ve got my dog tags (it’s a bootcamp, of course we get dog tags!) I’ve got one more week on campus, Career Week. We’ll refine our LinkedIn profiles and resumes, primp our pitches, root out our insecurities, and spend lots of time talking about the best strategies for finding the best jobs. I’m not only trying to find a job, but how to figure out how a job fits in with our family life. I haven’t worked full-time for someone else since college, and now I’ve got a husband and kids to fit in with my career as well. TH is going to stick with his current company and position and we aren’t sure yet how that’s all going to work. I’m excited and hopeful and nervous all at once. 2016 is already set up to be an exciting year of transition and change and as always I’m looking forward to spending some time writing out the experience to share with all of you.
xoxoxox, Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!
Previously in in the coding/DBC series….