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Presentation at AIESEC Lotus IT Education conference, 24 May 2013. …

Presentation at AIESEC Lotus IT Education conference, 24 May 2013.
Highlighting challenges of IT field, what makes one a decent IT professional and successful education initiatives available.

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  • 1. What makes IT tick?Aleksejs Truhans @ AIESEC Lotus, 2013.05.24
  • 2. Slides published at http://www.slideshare.net/AleksejsTruhans
  • 3. Challenges and motivations in IT field.What makes you a star IT professional?IT education: successful experiencesand opportunities.
  • 4. What makes IT tick?
  • 5. Money?Software?Hardware?
  • 6. http://www.replicatedtypo.com/
  • 7. The environment
  • 8. http://writerunboxed.com/2006/10/09/driving-the-deadline/We work hard...
  • 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway
  • 10. http://brucesmideastsoundbites.blogspot.com/2009/03/down-drain-pouring-money-down.htmlSome of our work goes downthe drain
  • 11. Grit,stamina,10000 hours...
  • 12. By Simon Baker, http://www.energizedwork.com/weblog/2007/11/xpday7-why-do-agile-projects-failWe dont know the future.
  • 13. http://community.humanityhealing.net/group/toolsforshiftingperspective/forum/topics/is-what-you-see-real-change-your-per-ception-change-your-lifeOur perception changes...
  • 14. http://www.tnp.sg/picture/big-picture-week-12-finalist-5People change...
  • 15. http://vxside.deviantart.com/art/4-seasons-81436429So does the environment.
  • 16. ➲Simplicity➲Discipline➲Value➲Reflection➲Beyond rules and roles
  • 17. Agile ManifestoWe are uncovering better ways of developingsoftware by doing it and helping others do it.Through this work we have come to value:That is, while there is value in the items onthe right, we value the items on the left more.Individuals and interactions over processes and toolsWorking software over comprehensive documentationCustomer collaboration over contract negotiationResponding to change over following a plan
  • 18. Challenges
  • 19. Infinite “almost ready” state
  • 20. We lie to ourselves➲ Customers will understand...➲ We will fix it in the next release...
  • 21. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tribesports/8434409743/
  • 22. http://www.freepik.com/Illusion of simplicity
  • 23. From Douglas Crockfords JSMin license
  • 24. Becoming a star
  • 25. We learn,analyze,invent,communicate,make decisions...
  • 26. FIXME: starhttp://sirenphoenix10.deviantart.com/art/You-re-a-star-356167722
  • 27. Communication,collaboration,lifelong learning...
  • 28. http://praguestepchild.blogspot.com/2011/02/pride-of-workmanship.htmlProfessionalism...
  • 29. http://simply-the-test.blogspot.com/2010/05/it-works-on-my-machine.htmlResponsibility...
  • 30. http://alvar-extra.a-blast.org/
  • 31. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons
  • 32. /http://uphilldowndale.files.wordpress.com/
  • 33. Image from Wikimedia
  • 34. Learning opportunities
  • 35. www.ldn.lv
  • 36. ldn.lv & agile-latvia.org600 200
  • 37. http://www.meetup.com/Latvian-Developers-Network/events/109220132/
  • 38. www.agile-latvia.orgUser stories workshops– May 23rd, 2013– May 30st, 2013– Jun 06th, 2013
  • 39. ldn.lvCoding dojos, code retreats andworkshops– Past: Erlang, Haskell, Google Go,Javascript, Clojure– Android – Jun 15th, 2013
  • 40. Wildcard conference – Sep 13, 2013Everyones invited!Tracks:● Engineering● Databases● Testing● Web + Mobile● Agile + DevOpshttp://wildcardconf.com/@WildcardConf
  • 41. Progmeistars.lv
  • 42. Java 1 – Java and OOP fundamentalsJava 2 – Web development practiceJava 3 – Java Professionalhttp://www.javaguru.lv
  • 43. http://www.javaguru.lv
  • 44. http://dossee-tsi.tumblr.com/ERASMUS IPhttp://www.facebook.com/promandWSG
  • 45. https://github.com/silkeostermann/iCubeIP DOSSEE - Open Sourcehttp://www.slideshare.net/dimituri/ip-dossee-2011-team-6Interactive Whiteboard
  • 46. Thank you!
  • 47. Some useful links➲ “Economics of Software Design” byJ.B.Rainsbergerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HecgbghFTk➲ http://articles.jbrains.ca/GettingStartedWithGettingThingsDone.pdf➲ http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/06/self-discipline/➲ http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog