I spent a good week working on our CodePen Liquid Tag feature. It was my first time working with a team on a feature for an app that wasn’t solely mine.
I was nervous. But it was really fun.
Mac, our Senior dev instructed me. He remarked that it didn’t take me long to pick it up and off I went, getting the feature built with time to spare1.
Shortly after, I created my first PR. I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited to make a PR on a project I believed in. I got that chance and it went well.
Feature and PR
One of the things that helped me was when Mac and Ben told me to look at another file. I was able to discern what to do, and cobbled together a basic framework of the feature. I then built upon that and continued to ask Mac questions which he patiently answered.
I submitted the PR and it was merged shortly after.
I submitted a PR to another project but it wasn’t merged. I wasn’t ready then. But now, I have had two PRs merged and am working on a third feature.
Work Is Fun
The team is great. The perks are great, even for an intern like me. And I absolutely believe in what we’re trying to build.
- We don’t have hard deadlines, though, unless it is a critical bug or security flaw. ↩