If Only I Knew This Shit in College

If Only I Knew This Shit in College

I knew I wanted to work in tech.

Looking back, that's really all I knew prior to graduating from university and joining the working world. I was invited back to give a talk at my alma mater recently and I wanted to give a talk to my less-than-knowledgeable former self and explain to him what he'll learn in the subsequent years after school.

This is that talk.

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Zach Holman

March 29, 2013
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    INFORMATION SYSTEMS, CARNEGIE MELLON 2008 DEVELOPER AT PAC (PALO ALTO)

    2008 DEVELOPER AT GITHUB (SAN FRANCISCO) 2010 WASTED YOUR TIME ON THIS TERRIBLE TALK 2014
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    DO IT FOR LOVE OF PRODUCT
 AND THE SOMEWHAT
 REASONABLE

    SALARY WITH RESPECT TOWARDS
 SOCIETY AT LARGE
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    Mr. Holman has a lot of growing up to do

    - JSAVIMBI, HACKER NEWS “
  7. 76.

    I watched his video the other day and the first

    phrase that came to mind to describe him was, "smug little prick" - GEORGIEPORGIE, HACKER NEWS “
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    Yeah, I just wrote it for the page views. -

    ONE OF THE BLOGGERS, TO ME, A YEAR LATER “
  9. 86.

    IF ONLY I KNEW NOT TO JUMP INTO AN UNKNOWN

    BODY OF WATER WITHOUT FIRST PLANNING A SAFE AND EXPEDIENT EXIT STRATEGY !
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    DON’T BE AN ASSHOLE
 STUCK AT A COMPANY YOU DON’T

    LIKE
 WHO JUMPS INTO DEEP RIPTIDES
 WITHOUT LOOKING
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