My first review as a Ruby on Rails programmer is tomorrow. This is my first performance review ever. What should I do to prepare myself? Should I study anything? Should I review my own work history?
I have worked for the company since 2012, and transferred into a position as junior programmer in July last year. I had been studying different programming languages for about 12 years prior to that.
A little more context: my boss has admitted he has limited knowledge with programming. For that reason, he has hired a specialist outsider to conduct these "30 minute interviews" in order to
"give us an overview and better understanding of our strengths and weaknesses as a team...help discover [any holes] and give a recommendation on what we should do"
I know that I'm good at my job, but I have had incidents in the past that lead me to believe my boss disagrees with that. This quote from his e-mail makes me nervous, but I don't want to over-think it.
Should I be concerned about this specialist, or the length of time allotted to the review?