Tomorrow I wake up with no alarm clock. For the first time in a little over 2 months I no longer have to wake up at precisely 7:30 AM so I have enough time to get ready, eat, and walk to Dev Bootcamp.
It’s been an amazing journey. A lot can be said, let’s see.
I love you all
(That’s me looking mischievous between J (brown pants) and Shivam (blue pants))
It seems so god-damned contrived but this is the best cohort and I’m so glad to have made it through. A big part of my motivation to not get held back during these 9 weeks was so I could graduate with these folks and I did. Damn proud of it too. Everyday I walked into DBC impressed at how stellar their admissions were, every Banana Slug was an intelligent, unique, hilarious, inspiring human being. DBC will always be my Cheers Bar: Where everybody knows your name.
Time Auction was our final project. 7 days, and about 80 hours of work later, we created a full-fledged web app. Nothing TOO difficult, but the css was incredibly time consuming. Even then, it’s still not optimized for anything but Chrome, and certainly not for mobile. Still, what you see (if you’re on Chrome) is the ultimate power-level of the infamous K-strap, 1 month in the making from humble beginnings (see older posts).
I decided pretty early on that it was in my best financial and mental-health interest to not pursue Phase 4. I burnt out around week 7 and I really couldn’t ask myself to do another 3 weeks.
My immediate focus will be on pursuing a job, having now written the first resume of my life, applying to jobs for the first time in my life. If I manage to land one in SF, great! If not, I’ll likely be moving back to LA to re-evaluate my situation. In the meantime, I’ll be:
- Improving my Rails understanding, specifically also improving my knowledge of ActiveRecord
- Improving my CSS3 and HTML5 knowledge. There’s still so much “design” I need to learn that has nothing to do with actual design: Optimization, Responsive, Cross-browser compatibility, etc.
See you, space cowboy
More than likely this is the end of my blogging on this tumblr. It’s been a fun ride, and I’ll eventually have this linked up to whatever becomes of my personal domain site www.kokev.in, and I’ll look back every now and then for nostalgia purposes. Dev Bootcamp was definitely life-changing for me and I’ll likely cherish it forever. Who knows, maybe years from now when I’m an ultimate coding wizard I’ll be able to look back and look at DBC as the defining moment in my life when everything changed.
If you’d like to get in contact with me, check out my site linked above, it’s more than likely got all my social media stuff linked to it. For now, farewell my friends, I love you all.