You've made it.
You got through the interview process, and now you’re part of a new team.
But as you get access to the repository, you’re overwhelmed. It’s huge. And full of stuff you know nothing about. So. Much. Unfamiliar. Code.
Your mentor, colleague, or lead dev has created a meeting to walk you through the code base. Here are some questions to get the most out of that time:
Understand the goals
Learn about the history
Get to know the architecture
Find out more about their processes
Apart from that, someone should take you on a tour through the codebase.
Your first task should be small and easy to start with, because:
That’s it. Now you’re ready for your first big task.
Three tips for your first few weeks: