A week has passed since my time started here at northStudio. In my experience I find that the first week is crucial in developing your foundation somewhere. So what are my thoughts after my first week?

"What have I gotten myself into?"

Haha! No, in all honesty it's been a great week!

In the world of technology, every day is a chance to learn something new, whether you're a beginner or a veteran. I've been taking that to heart, and absorbing as much as possible.

Mainly I have been assisting other developers with their projects. Small amounts of theme work and development. Typically things I am familiar with from my training class. The biggest curveball for me has probably been the use of an SVN repository.

Subversioning (SVN) is used to make sure that all developers are working on the most up to date files. Basically by keeping all the files in one central location, it can check for updates from everyone, and keep everything working smoothly. The last thing you want in a big studio is to have everyone overriding each other's work!

Of course working alone from home, and even the work I did in class never required it. When you have the only copy of a file, you don't think to use something like a repository. Needless to say it has taken a little while to get accustomed to, but it's fantastic. A great way to save the bacon of a new person! No accidently deleted/broken files for me 🙂

So, I have survived my first week, and I'm even more excited than before for what's to come!

What can I learn next?

 

"Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant." – Mitchell Kapor