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write-up over at: http://blog.bryanbibat.net/2010/09/16/my-devcon-talk/

write-up over at: http://blog.bryanbibat.net/2010/09/16/my-devcon-talk/

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From Doghouses to Skyscrapers From Doghouses to Skyscrapers Presentation Transcript

  • From Doghouses to Skyscrapers: Preparing for a Career in IT Bryan Bibat Freelance Software Engineer
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  • #1 Ask yourself: “ Why am I in IT?”
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  • SPOILER:
  • The Hold-Up Dilemma: Your Money, Or Your Life?
  • Your Life?
  • Reason #2 “ I'm in it for the money” = $ vs. “ I'm in it because I love IT” = $$$$$
  • Developer A
  • Developer B
  • vs. Developer A
  • #2 Build a Portfolio (to get a job) Developer A
  • git NoSQL REST virtualization ssh OAuth functional programming
  • Experience will help you prove that you can “ walk the walk”
  • Establish a presence in the local communities Establish a presence in the local communities
  • Building your own .com website is optional, but it helps get the word out.
  • (it's not that expensive) Registering YOURNAME.com : ~P500 / yr Basic web hosting package : ~P1,000 /yr E-mail : free! Getting the first hit at Google: priceless
  • My advice: #1: Know your purpose. #2: Build a portfolio.
  • Thank you for listening! my site: http://www.bryanbibat.net