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  • 1. Developing Developers Through Apprenticeship Boston SPIN April 15th, 2014
  • 2. The Industrial Age is over https://flic.kr/p/uiR3
  • 3. “The Information Age” https://flic.kr/p/6inibm
  • 4. “Software is all around us!” https://flic.kr/p/5K9py8 “The future is NOW…”
  • 5. But there’s no one here to build it… https://flic.kr/p/7mDW2s
  • 6. 0 350000 700000 1050000 1400000 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 1.4 million computing jobs 400,000 CS Grads
  • 7. Computer Science Grads All Other Degrees
  • 8. https://flic.kr/p/89bPVU Between 2004 and 2009, the number of CS grads declined
  • 9. https://flic.kr/p/9WaWEe Jobs go unfilled, stifling innovation
  • 10. “86 percent of institutions and education providers believe their graduates are adequately prepared for employment, yet only half of employers and graduates agree.” McKinsey, 2013
  • 11. We’ve been here before… https://flic.kr/p/eTfeLi We’ve been here before…
  • 12. The Renaissance • 608 Apprenticeship in the Renaissance
  • 13. What is craftsmanship? http://bit.ly/1n8pok8
  • 14. Meet Mark
  • 15. Foundations https://flic.kr/p/8tWarG Strong foundations…
  • 16. Being a good mentor https://flic.kr/p/mudtg4
  • 17. Paint a picture
  • 18. Constructive Criticism https://flic.kr/p/gv2Fmz
  • 19. Empathy http://bit.ly/1eJIuVZ Mindfulness and Empathy
  • 20. Fast is slow https://flic.kr/p/8rh94X Moving fast is slow
  • 21. Being a good mentee
  • 22. Own what you don’t know https://flic.kr/p/7UMvdx Own what you don’t know
  • 23. Own your spot on the team https://flic.kr/p/aEfgGY Be the worst person on the team
  • 24. Do the uncomfortable Do the uncomfortable!
  • 25. Stretch tasks https://flic.kr/p/2brfxq Stretch Tasks
  • 26. “Menial” Tasks
  • 27. Ask informed questions "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers." ! - Voltaire
  • 28. Find a common bond outside of work
  • 29. Love at first sight A match made in heaven
  • 30. Find Peers Find peers https://flic.kr/p/7RuPTy
  • 31. PracticeApprenticeship Secret Weapons
  • 32. https://flic.kr/p/dGvAay
  • 33. Not SMART • Read “learn to program”
  • 34. SMART • Complete Reading and Exercises of Chapters 1-6 of “Learn to Program” by May 1st • Review exercises with Dan by May 10th • Incorporate exercise feedback by May 15th • Complete Reading and Exercises of remaining “Learn to Program” contents by June 1st • Review exercises with Dan by June 10th • Incorporate exercise feedback by June 20th
  • 35. MilestonesDecompose with milestones https://flic.kr/p/dRG7g
  • 36. Weekly 1on1’s Weekly 1on1’s https://flic.kr/p/7oWmVo
  • 37. Reading List https://flic.kr/p/zXqL6 Build a reading list…synthesize knowledge
  • 38. Challenge List https://flic.kr/p/9Lcbki Plan projects and challenges Celebrate completion
  • 39. Rules to Guide You
  • 40. The Business Comes First The business comes first
  • 41. Proximity Matters http://bit.ly/1m5DXEZ Proximity matters
  • 42. Pairing and Shadowing Pair Programming
  • 43. Saturation and Diminishing Returns Saturation and diminishing returns
  • 44. Lots of work? https://flic.kr/p/9qP8m2 Feel like a lot of work? It is
  • 45. A Brief, Personal Digression…
  • 46. Be Like Larry…
  • 47. Light a spark…
  • 48. Thanks! ! @dpickett www.launchacademy.com

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