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I did it

Written by greenelf on October 22, 2017
I don't think anyone comes here anymore, but whatever.

I've been grinding for the last couple months. I took a couple summer classes because I wanted to graduate early, but I had an internship in DC at the same time. I was grinding during the summer at both my internship and on these stupid online classes. Then literally the day I got back from my internship and started grinding interview problems, and job applications. I was so close to just giving up and signing my return offer. which don't get me wrong - was good, but it wasn't geographically what I really wanted. I wanted to live in a city. Not the suburbs of a city, and not some tiny town in the Midwest. I wanted to live in San Francisco.

I got a cold email from a recruiter from a company to take a programming exercise online. At that point, I honestly couldn't be bothered to put effort into it so I just wrote some shitty code, and I somehow landed an on-campus interview two weeks later. I went into that interview with some solid prep, but I was pretty nervous because it was my first real technical interview in over a year. I thought I got completely rekt, and assumed I wouldn't hear back. Somehow, I made it through and eventually did an onsite interview in San Francisco.

I guess I rolled some good RNG because I knocked it out of the park there and got a job offer from them a couple days ago. It's still settling in that I'm going to be living in a city I've wanted to live in for years, working at a company that does some cool shit, and getting paid decent money for it. But most of all, it feels great to know that working hard occasionally does have some reward to it.

So what's new with you?

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Tue Oct 24, 2017 05:38 PM +

I still come here, because I care.

Wow shiet son. SF is expensive af. I hope you're ready to pay out the wazoo. I'm sure you got a cushy salary to live comfortably, but just be mindful. Also there's a lot of pee and homeless people in certain areas, but I suppose that's to be expected of major cities. The BART is really nice and clean though, unlike a certain subway *cough*New York*cough*

Which part are you going to be in?

 
 
Wed Oct 25, 2017 03:30 PM +

FunnyFroggy said: I still come here, because I care.

Wow shiet son. SF is expensive af. I hope you're ready to pay out the wazoo. I'm sure you got a cushy salary to live comfortably, but just be mindful. Also there's a lot of pee and homeless people in certain areas, but I suppose that's to be expected of major cities. The BART is really nice and clean though, unlike a certain subway *cough*New York*cough*

Which part are you going to be in?


Yeah haha, it's going to be expensive. I knew that going into it, I think it's worth it given the career opportunities and that all my friends from college are (or going) there. I'll be in SoMa!

 
 
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:08 PM +

Wow dude nice! Congrats

 

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