My First Project as a Developer

Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (150 word limit)


I was a mere child, who had only made simple console-applications on C++ and Java. Yet there I was, sitting across from my future employer, who explained to me the sheer enormity of the task I wanted to undertake: making a commercial, industry-standard “Sub-Contract Management System” for contractors, which would be programmed using five languages.

Come Monday, I found myself in the office of a smiling man, and my desk, stacked with programming books. To complete the assignment, I began working sixteen-hours a day– which felt like minutes. Skimming through thousands of lines of code for bugs built my perseverance. I learned a great deal from my employer, too. He taught me all he knew and discussed complex projects and algorithms with me during breaks.

Today, programming and implementing ideas are indispensable parts of who I am. I began seizing every opportunity to code, including organizing quizzes at school and helping tutoring centers schedule their classes.

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