A Day in the Life of a Computer Programmer
Updated: Sep 13, 2020
As a computer programmer, my daily life is actually kind of weird.
I did my undergrad in computer science and worked with Microsoft for 4 years. I'm self taught and have spent a far greater amount of hours learning how to code. I work on US based client projects.
Due to different time zone, my hours are not fully standard. Usually I try to work 7–9 hours a day, however sometimes it can be as much as 10–12 hours.
Here is my routine that I follow roughly everyday,
4:50 am : Alarm beeps, Snooze 1 ..
5:05 am : Snooze 2 ..
5:20 am : Snooze 3 ..
5:35 am : Snooze n, Rolling in bed ..
6:00 am : Semi awake
6:10 am : Check Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Robinhood, 9gag
6:15 am : Wake-up, Workout (pushups, gym, meditation, yoga, I am lying)
6:30 am : Shower, Dress up
7:30 am : Leave for work, Mustang, Daily traffic, Pandora (free subscription)
8:15 am : Arrive at work, Parking, Swipe access card at the entrance
8:20 am : Checking email, Service Now
How will I survive for next 8 hours?
8:30 am : Offshore-onshore call, Status updates, Discuss target for the day
9:00 am : Breakfast (uncertain)
9:20 am : Code, debug, code, code, debug
Code, debug, code, debug
10:00 am : Error, error, error, error
11:00 am : Coffee, "Smoking kills"
11:30 am : Code, code, debug, code
Those never ending arguments with testers
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm : Global variable "Lunch"
2:00 pm : Code, debug, code, debug
3:00 pm : Code, code, code, code
Code, debug, code, error, debug, code, error
3:30 pm : Check on the entire team
4:30 pm : Wrap up, Leave for home, Drive, Traffic, Pandora
5:15 pm : Arrive home, Change dress, Chillax
5:45 pm : Jog for 4-5 miles, Shower
6:30 pm : Facebook, Youtube, News, Blogs
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm : Dinner, Eat 24, Cooking (rare element)
9:30 pm : Offshore-onshore call (sometimes free), Otherwise Netflix
10:00 pm : Netflix, Youtube, Chit-chat with girlfriend
10:30 pm - 11:00 pm : Shut down, Sleep
4:50 am : Alarm beeps, Snooze 1, 2, 3, n ..
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