I am the worst developer on our team. It doesn’t mean I’m bad, it just means the others are great.
“Never be the smartest person in the room.” — Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Inc.
Everybody uses that quote to talk about sustaining personal growth. But they don’t mention how hard it is to be the most inexperienced person in the room.
In 2015, I had been working under our lead developer for about a year. Our team dynamic was great. He had experience that I lacked, but we were in the same boat — learning a lot. I gained confidence watching him struggle through problems, knowing that someday I’d be able to tackle those exact same problems. He taught me skills and . . .Read more