Leaena

6 Months Later – A Much Needed Recap

Oct
13

I’ve been at Udacity for over 6 months now. I’m also about a month a way from that fateful day when I started Hack Reactor. Life has been pretty kind actually. I feel like I’m growing as a person. Personally I’m still spending all my free time with friends and trying to do some knitting and and and…

Professionally, I’m enjoying my work more and more and more. I’m back to working on my first love, which is APIs and integrations and making the internal tools that our company needs. I love that part. Throughout my life I have said I always wanted to be the sidekick to the superhero. Some days I wish I could do that a little more literally, but building the tools that other people at Udacity can use to help educate is a pretty good consolation prize.

It’s also time for round two of Hackbright mentorship. I find out who I’m mentoring tomorrow and I’m really excited. I think I learned lessons from the first time around about how to help another person to learn (and I’ve used these lessons with some of my more nontechnical friends). I’m played the token woman in engineering a few times this summer, but I’m happy to do it if it furthers my world domination plans (because that’s obviously what would happen if we had more women engineers).

Last but certainly not least, I’ve gotten antsy to take some structured learning again. And what better way to continue learning that go back and get my masters right? It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, especially to have that extra knowledge actually focused on Computer Science. So I’ve applied and have my fingers and toes crossed and am holding my breath and all that fun stuff. Wish me luck.

  • Magee

    Crossing fingers with you, Lindsay. You’ll knock ’em dead for sure!