Day 79, hiring day

I guess Hack Reactor should say “make a JavaScript developer in 79 days”. It is a much better tagline.

Anyway, it was exciting.

We did our group presentation, good, but not exceptional. I think Team Hatch did the best job, kudos to Guy, Al and Savannah. You guys killed it.

Talked to a lot of companies. Really interested in some of them. Look forward to continuing the conversation.

And, our client project is finally in private beta. It is such an interesting experience to see something I built, that used to only run my local machine, now actually runs somewhere in the cloud and actually processing credit card information. Exciting times, indeed.


Day 26, hiring day for the senior class

Today is Friday and it is the hiring day for the current senior class. It is one-day off for us, the junior class, but I decided to come in to check it out anyway.

The hiring day started around 2pm and ended around 6pm. It had two sessions, student presentation and “speed dating”. In the student presentation section, each group presented their group projects. In the “speed dating” section, each student occupied a work station and the employers rotated to talk to the students. Overall, a decent set up.

Oh, they ordered too much for dinner so a bunch of junior students including me got our very first free dinner at Hack Reactor. Oh yes, free food is always good. 

Personally, El and I worked on the database sprint in the morning and I spent the afternoon cleaning up my blog posts. Our own hiring day is only six weeks away and we need to step up our game.