What I thought was a mammoth and unmovable industry, a fortress high on the hill, has been toppled finally, by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Events will not be the same for some time.
The fallout from this means I was furloughed and eventually, my Front-End Developer role was eliminated.
So, I'm moving on and looking to the future.
I worked with some wonderful people when I was there. I met some great developers.
I want to stop here and think about what I can do better, what I need to learn, and especially what I hope to achieve for myself and career going forward.
- Learn Vue
- Learn React
- Get better acquainted with TailwindCSS
- Understand animations and transitions better, especially methods for animating transitions and page interactions
While forward-thinking is useful, it also helps to reflect on the past. With that in mind let's look at what I've learnt from working at Aventri. I can split these into two groups, one being skills relevant to all areas of work, and the second being specific to my role.
Front-End Developer Skills
- Code Management
- Code collaboration
- QA & UAT
- Better time management
- Presentational skills
- Organisation & Planning
I started at Aventri with a 'jump right in and code' attitude. This has very much changed over the last 4 years, and many 'jump right in and code' situations have caused me a lot of issues after the fact. I consider planning now a major part of the role of Developer.