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How to become a developer in 2020...with no time and no money

0fc9a7b338e203ac66be635f0ef94cc6?s=47 Amina Adewusi
November 01, 2019

How to become a developer in 2020...with no time and no money

Amina shares her story about what it takes to become a developer after teaching herself how to code, juggling a full-time job and baby. She will offer advice on how you can shape our engineering community by supporting new developers.

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Amina Adewusi

November 01, 2019
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  1. How to become a developer in 2020... with no time

    and no money
  2. Hello! Amina Adewusi Guardian You can find me at @a_adewusi

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  3. Chrome 2008 iPhone 2007 Android 2008 3

  4. 2014: 20% 2018: 23% 4 https://www.apple.com/diversity/

  5. 2014: 1.1% 2018: 1.5% 5 https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/diversity.google/en//static/pdf/Google_Workforce_Composition_2014-2018.pdf

  6. 2014: 3% 2018: 3.1% 6 https://diversity.fb.com/read-report/

  7. 80% male 85% white 7 https://www.stemwomen.co.uk/blog/2019/09/women-in-stem-percentages-of-women-in-stem-statistics https://www.diversityintech.co.uk/

  8. 8

  9. • What does it take? • Impact on our goal?

    • What can we do? 9
  10. Intro Let’s start at the beginning 1

  11. My story How I became a developer 2

  12. New developers Engineers seeking their first job 3

  13. Bootcamp • Curriculum • Peers & Alumni • Teachers •

    Jobs 13 Keziyah: https://twitter.com/keziyahl?lang=en
  14. New developers Bootcamps are fantastic They’re not accessible for all

    Finding an entry level job is challenging 14
  15. Professional developers Developers getting paid to code 4

  16. Why bother? • Exponential impact • Technical mastery • Technical

    leadership 16
  17. • Pairing & Code reviews • Meetups • Exercism.io •

    Finding a job • Conferences • Open source projects 17 Getting started
  18. Professional developers Provide technical support Help with finding a job

    Non-technical mentoring important too 18
  19. • Small and regular • You know enough! • Get

    started! 19 You got this
  20. Engineering leadership Engineers who control budgets and hiring 5

  21. Engineering leadership Offer entry level roles Support engineers to volunteer

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  22. Summary • New developers may face challenges • Professional developers

    play a huge role in helping them • Engineering leadership can provide an enabling environment 22
  23. 23 Thanks! Find me at @a_adewusi

  24. Credits Special thanks to all the people who made and

    released this awesome presentation template for free: • Presentation template by SlidesCarnival • Photographs by Unsplash 24