JuniorDevSG Social – Oct 2019

With this Meetup group we hope to create a home for all things JuniorDev.

We will be hosting a bi-monthly get-together known as the JuniorDev Social. Here we socialise and connect with our fellow Juniors to swap stories and share wins or disastrous fails (yup, those are normal) all while enjoying some food and drink provided by our generous sponsors.

How’s your journey, ${AWESOME_DEV}?

1) Austin Freel

Hi there, my name is Austin and I’ve been a SWE at Facebook for nearly 3 years now where I’ve worked on things like VR, Groups, and Ads. Before joining full-time, I interned at Facebook (twice), and during one of my internships I built the rainbow pride profile picture filter at a hackathon. My talk is about that hackathon, the experience of going from late-night idea to global launch in 72 hours, and the lessons I learned along the way that have made me a better engineer.


2) Wei Gao
Topic: “The Treasure in Writing Docs”

– A True Gem in My Learning Folio as a Work in Progress Web Developer

How much do you think you will learn by writing docs? You pick up a topic, read the relevant code, blog posts, answered questions, and organize them into the context of official docs. The magic lies in the role shift from a developer to an explainer, and an end user to a maintainer.

The mission to explain things to others makes your learning more interactive, and the top-down approach to the subject matter nurtures your curiosity to go deeper. What’s more, the collective knowledge on the internet becomes your knowledge, the answers to questions no longer scattered everywhere but live organized in the official docs, thanks to your contribution.

It’s probably the best #learnInPublic habit that too few people know about. It’s a true gem I keep in my learning folio, would you like to carve yours as well?

About Wei Gao

Wei is a work in progress React web developer. Runs React Knowledgeable with a few other cool kids in town, also on the pirate ship of SingaporeCSS. Wei’s recently struggling with coding but is trying very hard to get better. When she’s not coding, she’s probably in a climbing gym.


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