This summer, I had the privilege of joining Stack Overflow as part of their pilot developer apprenticeship program. For the past 11 weeks, Ian (the other apprentice) and I have worked alongside the Careers and Core Q&A development teams. In this final week, I have started to reflect on my most valuable takeaways. From the incredibly smart and humble people I’ve met to the company’s dedication to inclusion and personal development, almost every aspect of the program and company has exceeded my expectations. What I have come to value most is the experience of solving challenges in a workplace where ideas are heard and respected, no matter who you are in the Company (including myself, someone without a formal computer science degree or relevant work experience).