This week was great for feedback and reflection! The Future Software Developer Now cohort completed their first briefs of the programme and took part in a really informative feedback session hosted by HERO.
We also took a deep dive into Git and Github, with practical and interactive examples given by 10X Banking, had a Core Technologies with Brandwatch and received our second and final brief of the programme.
Throughout this week, the main objective was to provide the cohort with some real life examples of what to expect from a career in Software Development.
Based on the first brief responses we received, we’re confident that those objectives were met.
The highlight for this week was seeing all of the different groups submit their first briefs. It was really impressive to see what the 7 teams could achieve so quickly.
We really benefited from hearing the feedback from industry professionals. The cohort also really enjoyed a super engaging presentation delivered by 10X on Git and Github, as it included polls, interactive exercises and a really informative Q&A.
Many of our cohort members had used Git/Github for solo projects but it was great to see it applied to working collaboratively, reflective of how a team functions in the workplace.
We loved hearing from the Software Development team at Hero and getting real time feedback on their brief.
The cohort also really enjoyed getting to know exactly how the software development team at Brandwatch works. What was great about that session was that they really provided context for how the role of Software Developer fits in with the wider team.
On such a tech heavy programme it’s great to experience some interactivity. By providing some pre-session material, 10X was able to fill their live workshop with some really engaging content. During this week’s 1-1 check in meetings, multiple cohort members highlighted this as a standout session on the programme.
Coming up next week…
Next week we will be hearing about a day in the life of a software developer at 10X Banking, and getting cracking with the final brief we received from Brandwatch.
The cohort is super excited about starting this one. The brief is to build a Game of Thrones web application which allows users to view a list of characters, houses or books using An Api of Ice and Fire.
We will also be hearing about coding to an industry standard, brushing up on our interviewing skills, and hearing from Google Digital Garage on how to create videos with Youtube. We’re really excited!