What’s it like to work surrounded by talented programmers?

It’s been a year since I started working at Ludei. In this time I have learned a lot as a programmer, I have learned that I want to keep on doing it, and also that I still have a long way to go to be as talented as any of my co-workers.

When I started working at Ludei, I thought I was a programmer. I had spent a few years working on a series of projects that allowed me to learn a lot about databases, integration with web services, mobile development frameworks, and whatnot. One year after starting in Ludei, I can say that I have not yet come to resemble even the little finger of my co-workers as far as –knowledge wise.

Things like your colleague leaving on Friday and coming back on Monday with a game of ships programmed in WebGL from scratch are common in this place. There are also those that on the train-ride home have enough time to find a bug in the core of the project, fix it and email everyone the explanation of the issue and the commit that solves it.

“I love teamwork. I love the idea of everyone rallying together to help me win.”

Working at Ludei makes me feel as if I have no clue about ​​anything. In the company that I used to work, I always knew what I had to do, there was never anything new to develop, every day was the same. Now I’m working on a product created with more than 7 programming languages ​​and I’m constantly finding things I don’t know how to do, so I have to study again, and I love it.

Occasionally, there are also internal chats. Once a month someone from the team talks about a technical topic so the rest can learn about what he controls, this allows us learn a little more all the time, and although sometimes it doesn’t apply to what you learn in your day to day, at least you know new concepts or different ways of doing things.

The day I feel that there is nothing left for me to learn in Ludei, I will change my job… until then, I will continue learning here.

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