Day One – I’m a Maker!

The day I’ve been waiting for nearly two months is over and what a day it was! Amazing! Lets start from the beginning…

The day started at 8:30 and I got there exactly on time. I hadn’t visited the offices before as they had moved to a new location in January so I was a bit apprehensive whether I was in the right place or not as there were about three different doors, none with any signs on them! Thankfully within a few minutes a guy walked up to where I was standing and we were like, ‘um Makers?, yep!’ I’d just met the first member of my cohort, Paul. 🙂

The day consisted mainly of getting to know our team and a few team building games. (Spaghetti marshmallows anyone?!) Apparently this is a new approach, usually they get cracking on with the coding from day one but they wanted to try getting the team bonding as we will be with each other for the next 12 weeks and I have to say that I think this is a really good idea. It’s probably going to be a while before I remember everybody’s names but I few people I remember…Paul, Thomas, Tomasso , Alex, Joe (first thing in my notebook if you ever read this Joe!!! :p), Ed and Diego.

The funny thing is, when I talked to people, is that I found out that most people were in the same boat as me. I thought that every body would have finished Kickstart but it turned out that they had only gotten to the same point and were having all the same thoughts and feelings as I was. First lesson learnt, stop stressing out Kate!!!

I got a shiny new Macbook Pro (mine is about five years old) and we had a great talk from Jordan  about what life is like and what to expect. The main message that I took away from it is that it’s all about what you put in and not to worry about if we don’t get everything at once. Oh and we better make sure we come in early and leave late as Jordan will kick our asses! I’m talking getting in 8 – 8:30 and not leaving till 7 at the earliest.

In the evening we all went for a drink down the local pub. May it be the first of many!

February CohortWe’re a crazy bunch!

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