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My "lightbulb" Moment!

jonmajorc profile image Jon Major Condon ・2 min read

No matter how you started coding, you have had formative moments when learning. Reflect on one of your “lightbulb” moments when things started to “click." ~ Tea Break Challenge, Day #29

Almost six years ago... The beginning of my career, during college, I was hired as a part-time Mobile Software Developer consultant. I was hired with little to no knowledge on how to do the job — but, I was so determined... I went the entire first year without really understanding how to read API documentation; however, I was able to build my first production mobile application for a client within this first year! Although the app was a success, I really was still unsure about myself and how I was able to build it. The company I was working for then hired a new developer who was also aspiring to be a software developer, and it was me assigned to teach him "how to build mobile applications." — Whelp, so I did! I taught him how to read API documentation, And you know what...? That's when it clicked! I won't forget that "lightbulb!" moment, because I looked at him like... **** I know what I am talking about after all!

Teach and you will learn.

What's a lightbulb moment of yours?


Hello! I'm Jon Major Condon. I spend my days as a Software Farmer, tending to client codebases at Bendyworks. As a farmer of software, I focus on Javascript, CSS, and mainly React. That's not all though; I love spending my time with my wife and kids and focusing on my growth as a developer and helping others grow too! This year I am working to grow my writing skills, so I hope to publish some of my "Tea Break Challenge" responses and other posts involving anything life and dev related. I hope you enjoy!

What's the Tea break Challenge? Every day there is a new challenge to help developers connect with their inner-self. The Tea Break Challenge is also done by a phenomenal dev podcast called DeveloperTea

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