I was wrapping up my trial during last year’s grand meetup. When everyone got back I had a chat with my trial lead, Beckett. Reading the archive of that conversation, I now fully ‘get it.’ The week is exhausting: there’s a lot of building, bonding and learning to be done. But inevitably the automatticians leave fired up for what is to come.
Sleep deprived, travel weary, and forgetful of how to make their own food and do dishes, but fired up. Ideas for how to spend the next year abound and we’ll all start back this week with loads of expectations to keep the cool stuff going. I could notice the energy in every slack channel last year, and I’m truly a part of it this year.