Are you from a non-C.S. background? What about someone you mentor? Many junior devs’ top focus is building technical knowledge. However, they already have other skills that can help them in their roles immediately! Some of these include helping their team focus on the right tasks and working well with stakeholders like PM and support. This talk will discuss the non-technical contributions junior devs can make now and how their senior dev mentors can help them ramp up more quickly as a result.
Presented at RailsConf 2014 in Chicago, ~30 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJW46x27W1w
Blog post: http://kwugirl.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-be-better-junior-developer_25.html