Advancing your tech career in 2019

Advancing your tech career in 2019

Simple yet powerful ideas on pushing forth your career by learning new tech skills this year, balancing with soft skills and making a plan.

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Richa

May 02, 2019
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  1. Advance your tech career in 2019 1

  2. hello! I AM Richa Khandelwal Engineering Manager, Coursera You can

    find me at: @linkedin/in/richak 2
  3. 3 Outline Building the hard skills Soft skills that matter

    Finding resources and making a plan Lifelong Learning ……………. Create goals and achieve success Career Growth
  4. Building the hard skills 4

  5. 1. Try a new technology stack 5

  6. “ Based on 2018 Stack Overflow developer survey, median number

    of stacks developers build in is 2. Based on 2019 Stack Overflow developer survey, median number of stacks developers build in is 3 “ 6
  7. Most common combinations 7 Frontend Backend Fullstack SRE DevOps Designer

    Frontend Data Analysis Data Science Machine Learning
  8. 2. Try a new programming language 8

  9. Top Programming Languages 9 Github developer survey

  10. 3. Try a new technology domain 10

  11. Emerging technology trends 11 Gartner Hype Cycle 2018

  12. 4. Increase your OSS presence 12

  13. Github OSS Platform Stats 2018 13 Github developer survey 2018

  14. When trying something new ◎ Resources ◦ Books/Blogs/Podcasts ◦ Online

    courses/Bootcamp ◎ Community ◦ Meetups ◦ Stack Overflow ◦ Mentors and friends ◎ Real life application ◦ Hobby projects ◦ Open source contributions 14
  15. Build up your soft skills 15

  16. 5. Soft Skills in 2019 16

  17. Persuasion Creativity Collaboration 17 UI/UX Negotiation Agile Public Speaking Emotional

    Intelligence Design Research Written Communica tion
  18. 6. Mentorship 18

  19. Approaching mentorship Team ◎ Experts in the area that you

    wish to master this year. ◎ Your manager IS one of your mentors. Relationship ◎ Build a lasting professional relationship with each mentor. ◎ Know their strengths, background, interest and story. ◎ Offer in return - fulfillment, insights, reverse mentoring. Ground rules ◎ Set clear expectations. ◎ Always end meetings on time or early. ◎ Be flexible and mindful. ◎ Optimize for their convenience. 19
  20. Create your learning plan 20

  21. 7. Learning Resources 21

  22. 2019 is in the information age ◎ Books ◎ Podcasts

    ◎ Blog posts ◎ Online courses 22 Plan in your schedule Curate your list Plan in your schedule Track Progress Celebrate Success
  23. 8. Align career growth with organization goals 23

  24. Career growth and organization goals ◎ Review organization goals ◎

    Review financial plan and business metrics ◎ Did your org meet its goals based on your contributions? ◎ Will your career grow if you org is successful? 24
  25. 13,526,124 In total site visits 5% New user registration rate

    185,244 users Users registered world-wide 25 * Growth pirate metrics
  26. 9. Community and Influence 26

  27. Online Presence and Identity Twitter Twitter Lists Follow Influencers Create

    following Quora Follow topics Ask questions Answer questions Reddit Follow topics Ask ANY question Engage Meetups Find meetups in relevant topics, learn from experiences, create network Conferences Immersive experience into specific topic areas. Attend workshops and tutorials. Forums Stack Overflow, company forums, meetup forums, github. Answer questions, present opinions 27
  28. Social Influence ◎ Plan to write a blog post. ◎

    Plan to speak at a conference. ◎ Plan to coach your technology or business partners. 28
  29. 10. Career Growth Vision and Plan 29

  30. Create a plan to “Advance your tech career in 2019”

    ◎ Create a plan ◎ That’s bit.ly/2GY2wUg ◎ Identify themes. ◎ Align with organization goals ◎ Review with your mentors/manager. ◎ Track progress ◎ Celebrate success! 30
  31. “ We always overestimate the change that will occur in

    the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction. “ 31 Bill Gates
  32. Resources for 2019 32

  33. 2019 Reading List ◎ Never Split the Difference ◎ Culture

    Code ◎ Site Reliability Engineering ◎ Designing Data Intensive Applications ◎ The Mythical Man-month ◎ Emotional Intelligence ◎ A Philosophy of Software Design ◎ Mindsets 33
  34. 2019 Courses ◎ Machine Learning ◎ Deep Learning ◎ Public

    Speaking ◎ Negotiation ◎ Managing company of the future ◎ OWASP Top 10 ◎ Agile ◎ Creative Writing 34
  35. 2019 Podcasts ◎ Software Engineering Daily ◎ Developer on Fire

    ◎ Masters of Scale ◎ Techmeme ride home ◎ The Knowledge Project ◎ Manager Tools ◎ Software Engineering Radio ◎ Simple Leadership 35
  36. References ◎ Stack Overflow 2019 Developer Survey ◎ Github Octoverse

    ◎ Experience Economy ◎ GitLab Developer Survey 36
  37. thanks! ANY QUESTIONS? You can find me at: @linkedin/in/richak rkhandelwal@coursera.org

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