Yesterday, I completed my first week of employment at GoodReads.com.It’s tough starting a new job, learning a new programming language, and just getting used to new conventions, but it went alright. I even got a few tickets done thanks to a lot of tips from my co-workers.
I mostly worked on google maps integration on our Events page (see here). Now you can see a map of each individual event when you click through and get driving directions. Woohoo.
During my week at the SF office, we did some pair programming — it was my first time. It’s stressful and frustrating but I think my pair partner and I finally got sorta in sync by the end. At least, more in sync than we started off. One computer + two keyboards + two mouses will always be a little stressful, I think. Despite that, I think pair programming is a good way to learn the ropes because there are tons of tips to pick up from seasoned co-workers.