Well, after all this and that, I think I can finally say that I’m a Software Engineer now. Like, one that gets paid.
I’m happy to announce that I’ll be joining Amplify Education in one week as a Software Engineer. All the paperwork’s been filled out and cleared, so all that’s left is to wait. It still feels pretty strange that I would be calling myself by such a job title.
Amplify is creating an Android tablet platform for the K-12 classroom, and it looks like working there will be a lot of fun. They do make use of Rails and JS, so I hope to start contributing code as soon as possible. Their JS framework of choice is AngularJS, and that’s looking like a lot of fun. Unlike frameworks like Backbone and Ember, it’s possible (or at least much easier) to just drop in Angular to app-ify just a portion of a page, so I’m going to try converting parts of plzplzhireme into an Angular app. Probably nothing fancy, just an interactive table and ajax CRUD (can you guess which plzplzhireme page am I talking about?).
Other than that, I hope to pick up some QA automation, Java, and Android development. It looks like a great shop, and I can’t wait. See, App Academy paid off. If you’re on the fence, go apply! It doesn’t even take that long of a time to apply; when they say it takes like 2 days to hear back, they mean it.