The week of July 14th – 18th I attended a mission trip with my church youth group in Ft. Worth and got a little break. I came back this week expecting to continue coding.
What I ended up doing was even cooler.
This week was supposed to be a really good, fun week coming in from last week’s excitement. This week I start what this internship was supposed to be about: I could start coding! Well, almost. First I had to figure out where I was going to code and what language. But that’s simple, right?
I’m going to start a post series called “Office Downtime”. As I’ve noticed working here the past couple weeks, work isn’t the only thing that happens in the office. Similar to school, a lot of other things happen during the downtime. These can be jokes, interesting personal developments, neat discussions, or arguments. I think that these extra things are important to accurately describing office life and I’m going to start posting about my favorite ones. So, here is my first installation in Office Downtime.
A week or so ago my father and I were throwing around ideas for the mobile game in Campfire, the shared chat room VenForma uses to communicate with all the employees. I had suggested an idea and in response, my father replied “ewww, yeah!” As you might imagine, I was very confused and a little hurt at his response. Was my suggestion that bad? It turns out my father was trying to react positively but did not know how to properly express the sound in writing. This post shows what happened next.
So I’ve made it through my first week on working on my mobile game. I can honestly say that it’s been amazing. I left the office on Friday absolutely pumped and impatient to start working, the opposite of what most people want to do once they get to the weekend. I take that as a good sign.