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Jun 28, 2019 19:06:37

On This Day 2017

by @seunoyebode PATRON | 296 words | 49🔥 | 311💌

Seun Oyebode

Current day streak: 49🔥
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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'm grateful.

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.


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    @seunoyebode - This will be chapter 1 of that autobiographical book you will write someday.
    Cheers to wilder dreams!

    Dream wild or die trying.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jun 28, 2019 14:43:19
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      @keni haha.... Wild dreams!!!

      Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | Jun 28, 2019 20:18:12
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