The Times, They Are A-Changin’
Yesterday was spent mostly in meetings because we’re in the midst of a couple of transitions - changing gears in development work and changing our workflow. Previously I’d been doing code reviews/QA work on pull requests. Now it’s time to up my game and start using JIRA tickets, testing things on mobile, and at some point start working on a test suite.
It’s also time to start thinking about the iOS version of the app. Yup, there’s a web version and a shiny iPad version. Which means I’ll need an iPad or two…or three for testing. I’ll also get to play around in the QA lab as we see how the app does on different browsers and platforms.
All this transition comes as I enter my 5th week here at the Times. It’s great to stop for a moment, look around, and realize I have settled in and even started to contribute. I was talking with the team lead about it, and I think a large part of it is the environment. People who join the team want to work for this organization, and believe in the products they build.
One month in, I’m still as happy, humbled, and honored to be here.