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[Part 1] Software Engineer Onboarding: Embrace Your Lack of Knowledge

Don't be afraid to NOT know something. Ask questions.

When you first join a team, there's a lot that you don't know, and that's ok!! No one expects you to know the codebase, the context, and the structure within your new role. Your goal is to gain context through your questions.

This is part 1 of a 4 part series from Daniel about how to most efficiently and most effectively onboard into a new team or company. What should you spend your time doing in the first few months of joining, and how should that change based on your level?

This masterclass covers this topic from the perspective of Daniel Tomko, a 20 year Big Tech veteran. Daniel spent 11 years at Microsoft and 8 years at Meta in various senior IC and management positions.