How to be a great developer

How to be a great developer

I wanted to give a talk to some new developers covering the things I've learned over the last 10 years of working in this industry. This is a short presentation with two key points: Be a sponge, and Be a Teacher

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Rob Dodson

April 07, 2016
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Transcript

  1. Developing is a lot like cooking

  2. SPONGE BE A

  3. TEACHER BE A

  4. SPONGE BE A

  5. Follow great developers

  6. uptodate.frontendrescue.org

  7. uptodate.frontendrescue.org

  8. uptodate.frontendrescue.org

  9. uptodate.frontendrescue.org

  10. PAY ATTENTION

  11. Before I was a developer I was A…

  12. Designer

  13. At night I was reading about code

  14. embrace change

  15. embrace change (and failure)

  16. embrace change (sooooooo much failure)

  17. storytime

  18. Happiness Time

  19. Happiness Time This is you

  20. Happiness Time

  21. You in 6 - 12 months Happiness Time

  22. Happiness Time

  23. you will also go through this curve

  24. But you’ll survive

  25. “An expert is a person who has made all the

    mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.” - Niels Bohr
  26. TEACHER BE A

  27. Write a blog

  28. Publish 10 posts

  29. Share on reddit

  30. Share on reddit (there will be trolls)

  31. Give a Talk

  32. no. 1 Fear: Public speaking Source: America’s top fears: Public

    speaking, heights and bugs
  33. None
  34. None
  35. Give a talk to your team

  36. Try a meet up

  37. Then go for a conference

  38. zachholman.com/talk/the-talk-on-talks

  39. None
  40. Share some Code

  41. Create something entirely new

  42. Contribute to an existing project

  43. “This is what often holds me back from publishing a

    project or code: to be judged by other devs how I've written my code/project.”
  44. “If they hate then let ‘em hate and watch the

    money pile up.” - Niels Bohr
  45. “If they hate then let ‘em hate and watch the

    money pile up.” - Niels Bohr - Kanye West
  46. SPONGE BE A

  47. TEACHER BE A

  48. THANKS! @rob_dodson +RobDodson