"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up
"Research your own experience; absorb what is useful, reject what is useless and add what is essentially your own" - Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do
An hour to keep Insyncers in sync ;)
During this hour, the team is online together. You can ask questions, collaborate, ask for help, etc. Try to answer messages/requests/emails promptly during this time.
If you can't make it for Insync hours, please let everyone know in advance on the #interns channel.
Required: 1 hour, 2x a week.
Default: Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 1-2 PM
In 140 characters or less, updates on what you're doing today or what problems you're facing. Also, set your slack status to where you are so that we know if and where we can reach you.
Required: Monday - Thursday @ 1PM.
A day where you demo what you've been doing for the week for just 5 minutes minimum. Afterwards, there's knowledge-sharing sessions, free food and booze.
Required: Fridays @ 2PM
This channel is yours.
Discuss ideas, collaborate, ask questions. Don't be shy. Get noisy!
At the start, we'll assign you some issues with deadlines.
If you need/want to do more, check out the
intern tags on the following repos:
"Chronic schedule slippage is a morale- killer."
"Take no small slips." That is, allow enough time in the new schedule to ensure that the work can be carefully and thoroughly done, and that rescheduling will not have to be done again. - F. Brooks, The Mythical Man Month
Post on the issue why you missed it and move the deadline forward.
Move it as far out as you need so you're completely sure you won't miss it again!
Gradually, you will get better at estimates.
Have 1 on 1 lunches / video calls with a member of the team each week. (First week with your buddy.)
Food and/or drinks on the company!