→ Tee told the Managers listen I want to do 100% of the code so that you can focus on the Manager tasks. At first Tee could not contribute straight away to the .NET project since it was his first time working on the project. He accepts that he knows programming, however he needs times. Sometime the lead developer had to take on the responsibility to doing some of the tasks.
→ Don’t worry too much about adding value on day one. Because then you are very tense, easy to get knocked out. Before a fight you want to be relaxed. You hired me that is your value.
→ Tee mentioned that for a lot of programmers the “Developer culture” is focused around, I know something you don’t. I am going to make you shit about it.
→ Tee mentioned that it is about human nature. There is not much you can do about it, know the game and play the game.
→ Be a little confident and cocky.
→ Tee said doesn’t want to buy and asset (car) if it is going to sit there are not garner him money.
→ Outside of work Tee occupies his time with personal pursuits. Self-development. Listen to videos of motivational people. AI, conspiracy.
→ Did not understand .Net framework, however he asked whether he had to understand the code in order to be productive.
→ Tee also said, don’t undermine your managers.
→ Tee said that 90% of developers learn better by pair programming instead of getting them to read documentation. “May be a situation whereby you have to implement some code, however the guy in charge may say don’t change that method because it will break another piece of code that was written five years ago”
→ You have to act as if your life is sorted out, even if it is not. Act as if you are some rich kid and your parents have just brought you a new home.
→ Listen to Developer Tea podcast, on the way to work so that you have something to say in the morning.
→ Tee told me to acknowledge who is your boss, because they pay your salary. Then run everything through that person.
→ Tee said I am trying to come up with the arguments of plugging head phones in. Fine you can use slack, however you can keep that away from me.
→ Be professional, earn respect rather than being liked.
→ Tee said if your in my team, then you can’t wear headphones during the 9 to 5. You have to ask smart questions. You can wear headphones when you get home, after 5 o’clock. When you wear headphones you are just chilling.
→ Tee told me to ignore the bad developer. Treat him the same regardless of how he is treating you. Never know he might come back to you asking for help. Try and stay away from him.
→ A ticket, is the same as a feature.
→ Pair programming. In pair programming, a more experienced developer is teamed up with a less experienced developer. On a particular ticket. The job of the more experienced developer is to improve the skills of the apprentice. The other alternative is to read documentation which works for 10% of people.
→ Tea is focusing on his Niche. Tea said that there is no quit in him. If you hire me then the project will be complete.
→ Tea mentioned that in a corporation there is a process of doing things so you can’t just do what ever you want like in a start-up company.
→ Tea mentioned that you are a good looking guy so sharpen-up.
→ WIP (Work In Progress). WIP Limit, Limit it to 5 tickets. That way when a team finishes on a task then you can help push through the remaining tickets on the WIP.
→ The Agile methodology is about working in teams.
→ Todo | In Progress | Test | Done
→ When you are proposing a new technology you must weigh up the advantages and disadvantages of the using a particular technology.
→ Tea ultimately wants to start a business. He is currently, getting paid for the skills that he brings.
→ Tee also mentioned that you can say we may not be productive for the first two weeks while we implement this workflow. However, afterwards you will see the benefits in the long-term.
→ Teams and moving from Jenkins to CircleCi for build automation.
→ You make the managers look good and they bring you up in return.