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Code Long and Prosper

Jake Trent
February 19, 2015

Code Long and Prosper

Presentation to group of job candidates looking for a first job in a software career.

We’ve all chosen a life of code. It’s not our entire life, but it’s a big part of it. Because of that, we’ve also chosen a lifetime of learning. We need to embrace our life of learning if we are to prosper in it.
Learning is the constant we have and that we want. We have many choices to sort in front of us. Be ready to work and learn for the rest of your life. There is no summit.

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  1. Code Long and Prosper @jaketrent

  2. a lifetime of

  3. a great place to START

  4. the FUTURE

  5. I am so thoroughly convinced that if we don’t set

    goals in our life and learn how to master the techniques of living to reach our goals, we can reach a ripe old age and look back on our life only to see that we reached but a small part of our full potential. M. Russell Ballard
  6. Do you like to learn?

  7. OPTIMIZE for learning

  8. hunger for KNOWLEDGE

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  10. The First Job

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  12. NETWORK professional

  13. the advantage of GEOGRAPHY

  14. starting SALARY

  15. first field EXPOSURE

  16. it’s the PEOPLE!

  17. The Joy of Starting

  18. the burden of the SPOTLIGHT

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  21. make something BEAUTIFUL

  22. don’t become ROUTINE

  23. “I reserve the right to wake up smarter every day”

    Frank Gaudette, Microsoft
  24. at the speed of TECH

  25. None
  26. focus on CREATION

  27. kids are FUN

  28. None
  29. Passion & Career Capital

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  31. “I would never advise anyone to ‘follow their passion’ until

    I understand who they are, what they want, and why they want it. Even then, I’d be cautious. Passion is too important to be without, but too fickle to be guided by. Which is why I’m more inclined to say, ‘Don’t Follow Your Passion, But Always Bring it With You.’” Mike Rowe
  32. “[The] world will in large measure pay you what it

    thinks you are worth” Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
  33. Hard Work to Do

  34. “What we hope ever to do with ease, we must

    first learn to do with diligence.” Samuel Johnson
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  36. “We’re striving to build within ourselves the discipline to achieve

    a worthwhile, ambitious long-term goal in small, manageable increments. We are training ourselves to become disciplined, effective learners. We are sculpting our minds and emotions to become used to working hard in our spare time.” Warren Henning in "A Software Engineer’s Adventures In Learning Mathematics"
  37. Just Being You

  38. “I am more than the notes I hit” Idina Menzel

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  40. Weighing Your Options

  41. “Keep us at tasks too hard for us that we

    may be driven to Thee for strength” Prayer beloved of Eleanor Roosevelt Quoted by President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast this year
  42. life BALANCE

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  44. “Live like no one else so later you can live

    like no one else.” Dave Ramsey
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  46. there is no SUMMIT