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Apple_Lessons_of_a_young_developer.pdf

 Apple_Lessons_of_a_young_developer.pdf

Gabrielle Ong Hui Min

February 15, 2018
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  1. Lessons of a
    Young Developer
    Gabrielle Ong
    Student & Teaching Assistant,
    General Assembly
    Software Engineer TradeGecko

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  5. Our roadmap:
    1. Why Code?
    2. Challenges
    3. Practical Tips

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  6. Why Code?

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  7. 01
    Why Code?
    To solve problems
    ‣ Why I started: Hospital software

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  9. 01
    Why Code?
    To solve problems
    ‣ Why I started: Hospital software
    ‣ Big or small, solve problems
    ‣ It’s ok if you don’t know what you
    want to solve
    ‣ Explore, learn, build necessary
    skills

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  10. To learn and think
    ‣ Learning to write/maths 

    doesn’t mean you have to
    become a writer/mathematician
    ‣ A way to communicate
    ‣ Apply to other skills
    02
    Why Code?

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  11. Challenges

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  12. 01
    Challenges
    No answers
    ‣ Syntax changes
    ‣ ‘How’ is more impt than the
    Answer
    ‣ Embrace the struggle
    ‣ You will fail then succeed

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  13. 02
    Challenges
    Doubters
    ‣ People diss your ideas, design
    ‣ You miss the shots you don’t take
    ‣ Focus on improving your craft
    ‣ Criticism…

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  15. 02
    Challenges
    Doubters
    ‣ People diss your ideas, design
    ‣ Miss all the shots you don’t take
    ‣ Focus on improving your craft
    ‣ Criticism is a great thing if used to
    make informed decisions

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  16. 03
    Challenges
    The biggest doubter:
    Ourselves
    ‣ Beginners will look like beginners

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  17. When you’re a beginner,
    everything will look
    like you’re a beginner

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  18. 03
    Challenges
    The biggest doubter:
    Ourselves
    ‣ Beginners will look like beginners
    ‣ So much that I don’t know

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  20. 03
    Challenges
    The biggest doubter:
    Ourselves
    ‣ Beginners will look like beginners
    ‣ So much that I don’t know
    ‣ Feeling dumb is the best feeling in
    the world
    ‣ Capture your ‘Aha!’ moments

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  21. Tips!

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  22. 01
    Tips!
    How to learn
    ‣ Taking notes: memorising vs
    understanding
    ‣ 15 min rule - asking for help
    ‣ Build build build
    ‣ Info overload - know what you
    don’t know

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  23. 02
    Tips!
    Your Tribe
    ‣ Your greatest resource!

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  25. 02
    Tips!
    Your Tribe
    ‣ Your greatest resource
    ‣ Share your learnings, struggles &
    joys

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  26. 03
    Tips!
    The community
    ‣ Helping not competing
    ‣ Learn and achieve great things,
    while teaching and helping others

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  29. The higher I climb,

    the more I realise

    how vast the forest is

    and how much

    I don’t know

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  30. Gabrielle Ong
    @hellogabbo
    [email protected]

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