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Maximizing opportunities in Tech

Maximizing opportunities in Tech

I implore my audience to think trajectory, NOT the destination.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/EWHUCHs7v-0
Socials: https://twitter.com/NdagiStanley/status/1552303909183672321

I break the talk down into:

- Variables: Roles in tech, Opportunities, and Tips
- Constants: Value, Process, and Skill

Stanley Ndagi

July 27, 2022
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  1. Maximizing
    opportunities
    in Tech

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  2. Hello!
    I am Stanley Ndagi
    Software Engineer,
    Technical Writer
    You can find me at:
    @NdagiStanley
    www.md.engineer
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  3. “Think trajectory
    NOT
    the destination
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  4. variables
    Roles in tech
    Opportunities
    Tips
    This talk, what to expect
    constants
    Value
    Process
    Skill
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  5. Variables
    Liable to change
    ⬡ Roles
    ⬡ Opportunities
    ⬡ Tips
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  6. 1. Roles
    What roles are out there?

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  7. SDLC - Software
    Development Life Cycle
    7
    1 3 5
    6
    4
    2
    Planning
    Design and
    Prototyping
    Software
    Testing
    Feasibility or
    Requirements
    of Analysis
    Software
    Development
    Implementation
    and Integration
    Operations and
    Maintenance
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  8. Roles according SDLC
    ⬡ Relationship Manager
    ⬡ Product Manager
    ⬡ UI/UX Design
    ⬡ Software Engineer, Developer
    ∙ FrontEnd, BackEnd, FullStack, Mobile
    ⬡ QA (Quality Assurance)/ Testing
    ⬡ Networking
    ⬡ Infrastructure - SRE
    ⬡ Security & Fraud
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  9. 2. Opportunities
    Nairobi
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  10. Opportunities
    ⬡ Location
    Silicon Valley
    ⬡ Industry
    FinTech, EdTech
    ⬡ Technology
    Web, Embedded, Blockchain
    SAP, Wordpress
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  11. 3. Tips
    What do I need to do?

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  12. Tips
    ⬡ Searching tips
    ∙ LinkedIN
    ∙ Job boards
    ∙ Career pages
    ⬡ Interviewing tips
    ⬡ Salary, Perks, Fee negotiation
    ⬡ Leveraging for Career progression
    ⬡ Upskilling tips
    ∙ Courses
    ∙ Certifications
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  13. Remaining the same overtime
    ⬡ Value
    ⬡ Process
    ⬡ Skill
    13
    Constants

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  14. Venture Capital
    Advisor
    Value
    14
    Pharmacy
    Technician

    Web Developer
    Intern

    Software Engineer/
    Core Maintainer

    Principal Developer
    Advocate


    Co-Founder and
    Chief Product
    Officer

    TV Series
    Technical
    Consultant

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  15. There’s no one
    straight path!
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  16. Process
    16
    DISCOVERY
    SDLC
    Business value
    FOUNDATION
    Heads down
    Fundamental Skills
    Hard skills
    Soft Skills
    UPSKILL
    Tools of trade
    ENTRY
    PIVOT

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  17. My Timeline
    17
    UPSKILL
    OPTIMIZATION
    ENTRY LEVEL
    FOUNDATION
    DISCOVERY
    Diverse subjects Opinionated study
    Business value
    - Job
    - indie hacker
    Being 10x
    Growth
    Interest Basic deliverables Tooling Individual Contributor
    People Manager
    PIVOT: TW
    CAREER GROWTH
    1ST JOB: SWE
    4TH PROJECT, POST-UNI
    UNIVERSITY
    PIVOT

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  18. 21st century skills
    KNOWLEDGE
    - Know & Understand
    SKILLS
    - How to use the knowledge
    CHARACTER
    - Behave and Engage
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  19. “Bonus
    Sleep
    Mindfulness
    Movement
    Nutrition
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  20. 20
    Thanks!
    Any questions?
    You can find me at:
    @NdagiStanley
    md.engineer/contact

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  21. Credits
    Special thanks to all the people who made
    and released these awesome resources for
    free:
    ⬡ Presentation template by SlidesCarnival
    ⬡ Photographs by Unsplash
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