Beginner’s Mind, Imposter Syndrome and Andrew Weatherall

Beginner
  • Software fascinated me and I couldn’t stay away from it. I had to get better at it as fast as paying the bills and parenting would allow. Software was what I tinkered with mornings, nights and weekends.
  • The first bootcamp I attended was one of the first ones and, looking back, no one knew what they were doing. There was no pre-course work, all 20 of us had different skills and the nine-week program resulted in (I think) one person hired after graduation who went to work for the teacher’s dev shop. (That was not me.) Still, the hook was set in the corner of my mouth.
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“Hi, I work in consumer finance.”

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Security, Builder, Dad

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