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What makes IT tick?Aleksejs Truhans @ AIESEC Lotus, 2013.05.24
Slides published at http://www.slideshare.net/AleksejsTruhans
Challenges and motivations in IT field.What makes you a star IT professional?IT education: successful experiencesand oppor...
What makes IT tick?
Money?Software?Hardware?
http://www.replicatedtypo.com/
The environment
http://writerunboxed.com/2006/10/09/driving-the-deadline/We work hard...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway
http://brucesmideastsoundbites.blogspot.com/2009/03/down-drain-pouring-money-down.htmlSome of our work goes downthe drain
Grit,stamina,10000 hours...
By Simon Baker, http://www.energizedwork.com/weblog/2007/11/xpday7-why-do-agile-projects-failWe dont know the future.
http://community.humanityhealing.net/group/toolsforshiftingperspective/forum/topics/is-what-you-see-real-change-your-per-c...
http://www.tnp.sg/picture/big-picture-week-12-finalist-5People change...
http://vxside.deviantart.com/art/4-seasons-81436429So does the environment.
➲Simplicity➲Discipline➲Value➲Reflection➲Beyond rules and roles
Agile ManifestoWe are uncovering better ways of developingsoftware by doing it and helping others do it.Through this work ...
Challenges
Infinite “almost ready” state
We lie to ourselves➲ Customers will understand...➲ We will fix it in the next release...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tribesports/8434409743/
http://www.freepik.com/Illusion of simplicity
From Douglas Crockfords JSMin license
Becoming a star
We learn,analyze,invent,communicate,make decisions...
FIXME: starhttp://sirenphoenix10.deviantart.com/art/You-re-a-star-356167722
Communication,collaboration,lifelong learning...
http://praguestepchild.blogspot.com/2011/02/pride-of-workmanship.htmlProfessionalism...
http://simply-the-test.blogspot.com/2010/05/it-works-on-my-machine.htmlResponsibility...
http://alvar-extra.a-blast.org/
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons
/http://uphilldowndale.files.wordpress.com/
Image from Wikimedia
Learning opportunities
www.ldn.lv
ldn.lv & agile-latvia.org600 200
http://www.meetup.com/Latvian-Developers-Network/events/109220132/
www.agile-latvia.orgUser stories workshops– May 23rd, 2013– May 30st, 2013– Jun 06th, 2013
ldn.lvCoding dojos, code retreats andworkshops– Past: Erlang, Haskell, Google Go,Javascript, Clojure– Android – Jun 15th, ...
Wildcard conference – Sep 13, 2013Everyones invited!Tracks:● Engineering● Databases● Testing● Web + Mobile● Agile + DevOps...
Progmeistars.lv
Java 1 – Java and OOP fundamentalsJava 2 – Web development practiceJava 3 – Java Professionalhttp://www.javaguru.lv
http://www.javaguru.lv
http://dossee-tsi.tumblr.com/ERASMUS IPhttp://www.facebook.com/promandWSG
https://github.com/silkeostermann/iCubeIP DOSSEE - Open Sourcehttp://www.slideshare.net/dimituri/ip-dossee-2011-team-6Inte...
Thank you!
Some useful links➲ “Economics of Software Design” byJ.B.Rainsbergerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HecgbghFTk➲ http://arti...
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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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What makes IT tick?

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

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