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My First Week of Development at Carbon Five: By the Numbers

It may be a bit of a “no duh” observation to point out that joining a consulting firm has a very different work flow versus working in corporate. A few numbers:

  • Number of days when pairing occurred: 5
  • Number of hours spent pairing: ~37
  • Number of stand-ups: 5
  • Time spent in stand ups (week): ~ 50 minutes
  • Brown Bag Lunch: 90 minutes
  • Emails received within project team: 3
  • Emails received from client: 1
  • Skills Worked On: HTML5, CSS3, Rails, Backbone.JS
  • Times astounded by my pair’s refactoring skills: 2
  • Times astounded by my peer teams' approaches to managing complexity elegantly: 2

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