Building Dev Skills While Staying at Your Current Job

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September 18, 2018

Building Dev Skills While Staying at Your Current Job

Want to transition smoothly into a tech role? Here are some tips for the risk-averse who are interested in switching careers, but can't just drop everything and leave!

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Lena Morita

September 18, 2018
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    @mirka Lena Morita • Former designer • Director for Women

    Who Code Tokyo • JavaScript Developer at Automattic
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    @mirka Enter at a higher level Skill & Comp Time

    Old career New career Prepare!
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    @mirka Learning checklist • Read books/documentation • Work through tutorials

    • “Real” experience What do I build? How do I find the time?
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    @mirka Browser scripting • Write scripts to alter the looks

    or behavior of websites • Peek under the hood • Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey • Build a browser extension