I am struggling on this personal profile question:
Tell us more about one or two activities listed above that are most important to you.Please explain the role you played and what you learned in the process. You will be asked for a reference who can speak to your response.(maximum 350 words)
This is my response so far:
My club leadership activity is at the top of my list. I learned a lot about how to get along with other people. Since I was a very introverted person before I lead this club, it was a wonderful opportunity for me to learn important people skills. It was not easy for me to get used to the leadership role quickly because I faced random obstacles on my way. One of the first obstacles I faced was how to make other people understand what I am teaching. I started to realize that I need to use modify my words more appropriate to people who are new to programming. The problem is that I used lots of very technical terms which made my club members head spin. My friends and I experimented with various teaching plans and we found out that only a few worked well. I learned a lot in the process. For instance, I learned that many people will not learn as quickly as I do so sometimes I need to slow down a bit.
Next to my club leadership activity is Hackathon. This event strengthened my teamwork and my ability to work under time pressure. So far, I have participated in two Hackathons, one during the summer of my grade eleven and twelve year and another happened very recently. Hackathons does not only improve my technical skills but it helped me to realize how good teamwork brings value to the project. During my first Hackathon, my team at first had no idea how to communicate well. Since I am hearing-impaired this made the problem worse. Fortunately, we figured out our communication strategy and we finished our game project right on time. We learned how to effectively use Git to synchronize our efforts. Also, Hackathons taught me how to think and react fast. I am used to be a slow programmer, after Hackathons I can think the solution to any programming problems as quickly as possible. The second Hackathon went well, I collaborated with my team to build a software that solves a problem relating to digital education.
Did I answer this question well? I would be glad if you can give me some feedbacks on my response. I am open to strong criticisms. Thank you in advance.