I have a confession to make...I have an addiction. Some addictions are more socially accepted than others, yet are still similar to the socially unacceptable ones in a few ways...more on that later.
The story starts by taking my dog out for a walk. Usually I'll bring along my cell phone to listen to music or a podcast, but this time for whatever reason I forgot to grab it on my way out the door.
Normally I try to refrain from my political views on any public forum, but this past election cycle in America mixed with current events has given me a lot of feelings. Feelings that I can no longer keep silent about. I know right? My exes reading this would probably laugh at the last sentence since I always seem to receive feedback to be "more emotional" ... but I digress.
My last job was a very unique hybrid role between being a developer and customer support. I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to work alongside some of the most amazing people and developers/designers in the tech industry in this job. Friday was my last day working this job to pursue Code School full time with the end goal of a career in software engineering.
There's a popular saying of "those who can't do teach." I for one disagree with this saying.
This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to get invited to be a teaching assistant for the introductory workshop that my code school has once a month. The main purpose is to give students a crash course in HTML and CSS, so they can deploy a finished site while working in groups. Having the exposure to the bare bones basics can give them a taste of what software development is like and they can be better educated on if they'd like to continue down the road of becoming a software developer.