Road To An Internship - Grinding Period [3/3]

Road To An Internship - Grinding Period [3/3]

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Published on May 27, 2021

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Hey folks!

This is the last part of my "Road to an Internship" series, we'll be continue talking about my Grinding Period and the my discovery of new technologies. If you haven't read the previous parts, be sure to check them out:

Grinding Period 💪

As I was finishing the last project I started getting more involved in the developer communities and I met Lazar. Still to this day, he's one of my biggest inspirations - his portfolio website inspired and truly astonished me. I peeked around and I love what he does for programmers and he gave me a lot of tips on what technologies to learn and improve on. It motivated me a lot when I met other hardworking developers who are working through their problems just like me.

Like always, I decided to start a pet project, but this time it was special - I recreated my website Andrej's Tunes using Next.js, Tailwind and I decided to move on from Javascript to Typescript. You can find the source code here. It was quite a productive period and I was very happy with the outcome.

After the positive feedback, I started getting interested in new technologies, some of the frameworks I was experimenting with were:

Then I decided to apply for my internship at CodeChem where there was an Open Day. CodeChem's Open Day is the first event I attended hosted by a programming company but it was genuinely fun. We had a challenge - it was to recreate the game Bejewled. I had a lot of fun and after some time, I secured the long awaited internship.

Final Words 🙌

I hope I managed to motivate some junior developer who're struggling with their code right now. With a lot of love and persistence - you can truly learn any technology, framework or anything - really. On top of that, this was a fun way of me to look on how I've improved these past months and I know that the fire within me won't stop burning anytime soon!

 
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