I aim to update this series weekly discussing the projects I am working on and my experience during this internship. Sometimes things don't go to plan, in a good way, and I become inspired to write more. I decided to make a mini-series within this series called "Things They Don't Teach You". By the title, you can probably guess that I will be writing about things they don't inform you about/in this industry. This series will likely not cover technical advice, but more so non-technical information like soft skills, the in's and outs, etc. I hope to develop this series as I am continuously learning on the go.
Being placed in an unknown territory is always scary and daunting but I firmly believe that it's one of the best ways to grow and learn. When you’re in that situation you have to be quick to learn, adaptable, logical, and creative. Additionally, you have to recognize that it's okay to make mistakes, not know what you’re doing, experiment with new tools, and feel comfortable to ask for help. This applies in numerous different areas like in school, sports, work, and especially careers in technology. One of the beauties of technology is that it's always changing and evolving to be better. There’s a reason that there are so many tech jobs in demand. There’s a reason that people's preferences for what’s classified as the "best" programming language, framework, or software changes. The reason is that the technology industry is continuously expanding and progressing.
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Now as I look back on that experience, which was nearly a month ago, I still find myself in that situation all the time. There are so many applications, programs, frameworks, and so much more that are currently out there, as well as new ones coming out every day. That never-ending cycle of feeling overwhelmed with a concept and then eventually grasping the basics will never go away. This career may not be for everyone, but to me, it's rewarding to learn new skills and be apart of such a fast pace industry.