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Moving from beginner to a junior developer

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October 12, 2019

Moving from beginner to a junior developer

Understanding the growth of the African tech ecosystem; and Nigeria as a case study. I spoke about the challenges beginner developers face while coming into the tech ecosystem. From the lack of resources to the various other Nigerian factors.
I also spoke about the nonprofit #Laptops4Developers program and how we are using it to support budding developers into tech by providing Laptops, mentorship, courses and access to tech hubs to provide internet, co-learning space and electricity.

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October 12, 2019
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  1. 1 BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE (Junior) Akintunde Sultan @hacksultan

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  3. 3 SULTAN? @hackSultan - Frontend developer - ConsonanceClub - Developer

    advocate - Scotch.io/@hacksultan - If I look at you and call your name in my mind, you’ll look at me.
  4. 4 Your 2 years in Software Engineering could equal another

    person’s 5 years @hackSultan
  5. 5 You’re a beginner if( You’re just diving into tech,

    either you’ve chosen a tech major or not. @hackSultan
  6. 6 If you haven’t worked on any project yet, even

    if you feel confident on your skills. @hackSultan
  7. 7 Doesn’t matter if( • You’re learning 3 or 4

    languages at once. • Started one language, dropped it and started another. • You’re an expert in another field. • You’ve spent more than 2 years just passively learning. @hackSultan
  8. 8 RoadBlocks That Keep You In That Beginner Level @hackSultan

  9. 9 NIGERIA AS A CASE STUDY Resources & Connection @hackSultan

  10. 10 1 2 3 4 RESOURCES ELECTRICITY GOOD COMPUTER INTERNET

    ACCESS ACCESS TO A CURRICULUM @hackSultan
  11. 11 1 CONNECTION MENTOR @hackSultan

  12. 12 BREAK---OUT @hackSultan

  13. 13 COME INTO TECH THE RIGHT WAY ü MAKE your

    RESEARCH ü Speak to people ü Get a guideline ü Join a community (Imposter syndrome)
  14. 14 Community Support (Resources & Connection) MY SOLUTION WITH DEVCAREER

    @dev_careers
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  18. 18 IT IS WORKING

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  20. 20 A ??? day, another ???????? to be a world

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  21. 21 CREDIT GOOGLE.COM LEADS EVERY WHERE Slide design: @Chrisamesther of

    @virtualcore_ DEDICATED to ANGIE JONES
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  23. 23 Akintunde Sultan @hacksultan