The importance of community

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The importance of community

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  2. 2. But also…
  3. 3.  Anti-brogrammer Open-minded Cross-platform Excited and engaging
  4. 4.  Is what you learned in college still applicable to what you do? Was it ever? How do you get a view of what’s important? Where do you meet people with similar mindsets?
  5. 5.  Education is not additive, it’s transformative Where are you getting yours? What sources do you use?
  6. 6.  Code Camp Day of .NET CNUG MS free training CodeMash That Conference T4 Give Camp
  7. 7.  "Every developer should have a blog.“ – Hanselman Subscribe and discuss Twitter is a great venue as well Meet online and realize IRL
  8. 8.  Get to know people in your field outside of work Leave before your job makes you stupid A job is not a marriage. An interview is not cheating.
  9. 9.  T4 – attend and present Read blogs Attend industry events ◦ This is an investment in yourself. If the company says no, should that stop you? ◦ There are lots of online free training bits ◦ There are free weekend events ◦ … but don’t forget that people are the greatest engine of change and growth Volunteer
  10. 10.  You have a limited number of heartbeats left. Use them wisely. Leon Gersing, the Ruby Buddha “I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.” - Harun Yahya

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