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A year at Compositional IT

This week Akash reflects on his time at CIT and working with F#

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It's been just over a year since I joined Compositional IT (CIT) and began using F# on a daily basis. Coming from the JavaScript world I had some fears moving over to F# which I can say have been put to rest. I'd like to take this time to reflect on the journey and thank my amazing team.

Getting up and running with F# 🏃‍♂️

I started CIT having only dabbled in F#. Luckily when I joined I was paired up with Ryan who, like his Twitter handle suggests, is a real wizard when it comes to making a zero into a hero.

Being able to work closely with others really helped in my upskilling in what "good" F# looked like and that is something that hasn't changed since my first day.

Many of my colleagues started with limited F# experience, so they knew how to support me and map out an effective learning path

Opportunities ✨

Working at CIT I've been exposed to a number of different areas that make up the company.

Development 👨‍💻
By far my favourite part of the job is getting to sit down and write code in F#. With the added plus of building full-stack web applications using the SAFE Stack, it really does feel like a superpower.

Coaching + Training 👨‍🏫
Personally, one of the best things at CIT is helping to upskill others, whether that is building up our client's internal capability or running training courses open to the public. There's no better way to learn something than to teach it to others!

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Consulting 🤝
Something I had less experience with before joining was the consulting part of the role. I think it's an important skill for developers to be able to communicate with those from the business as that shared understanding is what leads to great software.

Business 💼
Since becoming a part of CIT I've been able to help the company grow, from coming up with new initiatives to helping with client acquistion. I find it really refreshing that you can forge your own path and be proactive in shaping your career.

Thank you! 🙏

This is just a small post to appreciate my awesome team that I'm lucky to be a part of!