Give yourself a chance

I offered to a group of people a chance to get mentored in software for a bit. I had a short application, including a 1 minute video about why you wanted to be a software engineer. Out of 20 applications, one included the video. It made it really easy to choose.

Don’t do this. Don’t waste your time with unfinished applications to competitive things. Check all of the boxes. You don’t have to be perfect. Just give yourself a chance. Don’t take yourself out of the running for small stuff. This is how you not lose.