My 1st Month as an Apprentice

Hey you all, good news! I got an apprenticeship. A software engineering apprenticeship. Essentially, I get paid to learn 40 hours a week and be mentored. My apprenticeship is for several months too. So far it has been an absolutely amazing experience. All of my co-workers are so friendly and helpful. In the last month…

My First Onsite (Spotify)

This is a significant post because this was my first ever onsite interview. I don’t plan to post every single interview experience I’ve had, but this is special 🙂  The video is a bit lengthy so feel free to read the summary below. Thanks! This video is my experience and is unlisted so you’ll only…

1 year Job Hunt Update: QA? A+ cert? LeetCode Explore? A break.

Disclaimer: This post is extremely long. It’s a four month update. Also, I know I’m probably oversharing my life but this is “ColorfulCode’s Journey”. Remember that. Disclaimer 2: I’m re-reading this post and it comes off a bit dark at times. I’m fine, just burnt out. *Hey you all, this post is literally almost 2…

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  So, I’ve decided to temporarily censor this post for about two weeks. I don’t want to delete it although it’s embarrassing but it’s part of my journey and I like to have an archive of my entire experience to look back on one day.  🙂 ____________________________________________________________________________________________ This entire process is demoralizing. They couldn’t even…

Round 4 Coding Challenge (Incomplete)

Hey readers, It has been two months since my last post. I am ending this challenge to begin a new one. Since my last post for round 4, I’ve only: Completed about 5 algorithms(on Code Wars) Applied to 145 jobs (in all rounds combined) Interviewed with Sparkbox (made to final round) Received a coding assignment…

Coding Challenge (Round 3)

Dang, so it’s been a month (I think) from my last blog post, but I reached my goal of solving 100+ algorithms a little over a week ago. If you count the mock interviews it would be 110. Honestly, this week I’ve been slacking. I think i’m burnt out.  Here is the YouTube video for…

Coding Challenge (Round 2)

So I have “solved”(attempted) 90/91 algorithms since I began this journey a few weeks ago. Here is the youtube video that expands on/compliments this blog post. At the time of the video I only solved 85. At the time of writing this post, I am at 91. 20 CodeWars (7 kyu) 10 Interview Cake 5…

Coding Challenge (Round 1)

It’s been a while since I posted. I was obtaining a professional license for 6 weeks then vacation, but now i’m back. Last time I posted about solving 100 algorithms, currently I am at 64. I’m writing this post on Round 2 but it’s about Round 1. I solved my first 40 algorithms in about…

100 Coding Challenges

So this is a quick blog post about what I will be doing for the next month. I’ve decided that I really need to crack down on solving algo and data structure questions. Although I am not getting any interview follow-ups I think it’s best that if I do ever get one I’d be ready….

Algorithms & Job Hunt Update

* This blog post is over 2 months over due and I keep putting it of. I honestly just want to get this over with so here it is. Last time I posted I was beginning my Data Structures and Algorithms journey. I completed the Python Interactive course in about 6 weeks. Since then I’ve…