Another 1am-ish blog posting!
November has been a really busy month for me and my family:
- Cohort 14 Coding Bootcamp wrapped up on November 4th at Nashville Software School
- DevOpsDays Nashville was November 10 and 11, 2016 at aVenue in Downtown Nashville where I volunteered at the registration desk.
- NASHVILLE WOMEN PROGRAMMERS had their November Meeting: “Coding Legibly: An Illustrated Guide to Programming Style” at Eventbrite on November 14 where I learned some guidelines for writing readable, maintainable code.
- NASHVILLE UX had a really fun “UX Design Jam” at Asurion on November 17 where we UX’d the heck out of a support staff pain point, and had fun in the meantime.
- Nodevember was November 20 and 21 at Lipscomb University and proved to me how friendly and welcoming the dev community is.
In between these social/educational/networking events I took some time to:
- catch up on six months of sleep.
- have a nice little “staycation” with my wife and 3 month old (3 MONTHS ALREADY!?).
- plant three red maple trees in the front yard that I’ve been meaning to do since we moved here a couple years ago.
- meet some good friends and contacts for lunch or a beer(s) to try to catch up
- do a lot of “dad-ing” with my little buddy when my wife went back to work after her maternity leave was up.
Soon we’ll gallup into the Holiday season with Thanksgiving and the whole “Black Friday”/”Cyber Monday” shopping insanity!
“Needless” to say, I haven’t really gotten my job search muscles flexed much yet, and my plan is to really hit the ground running in December (a notoriously slow hiring time of the year)! It’s been nice to take a few “slow” weeks after graduation to collect myself and my thoughts, but I’m itching to get out in the real world and make things happen.
I’m taking lunch chats, coffee talks, beer breaks, and anything else I can think of with people I admire, past NSS grads, Meetup pals, and more! I really can’t wait to get out there and learn more about the possibilities and opportunities that might come down the line.