A Productive Week

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.


From Fan to Clan

Just a short note for now because I got up at 6:30am and had a hard but fun day at work.  Now I’m pooped.  Today’s my first official week at work.  Oh yeah, I work at GoodReads.com now. For those not in the know, think of facebook + yelp for people who like books. You could say that I went from fan to clan 😉  I had been a user of the site for a few months before seeing that they had an opening for a software dev position.  I’m still in the honeymoon phase, but it’s exciting to be working on a project that I’m personally enthusiastic about.