Wednesday, 28th June 2017.
I resumed my first job after the completion of my mandatory one year of national service.
The role was Web Developer Intern. The pay was N25,000 per month (~$70), but I was grateful.
I was a fresh graduate coming from a social sciences background, I was not planning to apply for tech jobs. Besides, I didn't even have a laptop.
After about a month sitting at home, a friend nudged me to apply for tech jobs. We played games together back in the days and he handed me his old laptop when I was going to university.
I gave it a shot and my first tech application earned me an interview. I resumed the next week - Wednesday 27 June 2017. The company does not provide laptops for Interns but somehow the CTO said he was gonna give me his Windows laptop to work with. I resumed without owning a laptop.
It's been a crazy ride, in the early days I thought "maybe this programming thing just isn't for me". But then again I couldn't dare quit the job. No job in the country.
Over a period of time, I saw people IRL and on twitter share about Impostor syndrome and I got to know it's kinda part of the life of being a programmer.
I changed companies last September. At my current role, I build apps that are used mostly outside Africa e.g Funneljoy.
I registered seunoyebode.com today. It will host my portfolio and my long-form writings.
The journey is less crazy now or should I say I'm getting used to it.
The pay isn't there yet, so we keep moving.
There's no going back at this point because my dreams are wilder now.
BTW, I still do not own a personal laptop.