peek & Story Tell
We did it.
Seven plus months have led to this moment. We completed the Capstone project (go team Story Tell!) and presented it to a panel of tech experts. It went well; the panelists, particularly the ones with kids, were really engaged and asked many questions. Though I heard Android blew it out of the water with their awesome yesterday. Wish we'd been invited, but I'll see if I can crash Google next year.
Now all our todays are focused on tomorrow. It's hard to keep my head in the moment, and focus on That Process That Is To Be Trusted. Just as I was getting comfortable with post-midnight Github commits and weekly pivots on our app's focus for Capstone—it's over. Now we have three months to get into the swings and misses of a job search.
I'm glad C4Q is going to provide us with a flexible structure and some hard deadlines (15 job applications a week, all logged in our job tracker with measured conversion rates) going forward as well as continuing data structure and algorithm questions for whiteboard practice. This time, as well as the overall length of the technical program, is why I chose C4Q over other TTP bootcamp programs.
I'm also happy to report that two students who had left for a period came back and will be completing the program with the rest of us. Besides lack of sleep, which has a disproportionately large effect on my wellbeing, the hardest part of the program has been losing peers due to outside causes.
Today we were shown a slide of a bunch of crooked arrow lines all leading to a green splash that read "Dream Job." I feel like many of us who joined C4Q followed a crooked arrow line to get here, so we mostly know what it means to see another series of crooked arrow paths before us. But the nagging unknown still hangs over your head as you edit your resume, gather job posts, and create a portfolio. That unknown is part of the process, too, and also has to be trusted.