Recently I was contracted to work on a Discord bot written in Python. I'm no pythonista but I partake in some kool-aid now and then. Python boasts a lot of features like subpar performance, lack of static typing, forced indentation and random syntactic quirks. These features would normally push me to a more respectable language, but this time I did not have a choice.
In January, I landed an interview for an internship at Lenovo for a Java Engineering position. My confidence was super high because I've been coding in Java for 3 years and I knew there was no question that I could not answer confidently. Ironicaly enough, that was not true. What I didn't expect was the interviewer asking me about my personal projects. I didn't have any.