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#Junioring 101 — How Not To Go Bonkers At The Start [DevConfCZ 2021]

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#Junioring101
How Not To Go
Bonkers At The Start
Daria Grudzien
SRE @Apiary & Co-Founder @CyberMagnolia

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1. Making it easy to help you

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1. Making it easy to help you
2. Managing up

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#Junioring 101 — How Not To Go Bonkers At The Start [DevConfCZ 2021]

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How to be successful in your first technical position? How to boost your learning? How to get all the support you need from your colleagues without taking up their whole time? These are just some of the questions every junior is grappling with. Whether you've graduated from a technical university, changed careers or are self-taught, your first job will have a critical impact on your future. It will help you create your work and learning habits, propel you into a particular development path, and last but not least - it will help you build a network of peers which will be critical to your future in the field. Make the most of it.

How to be successful in your first technical position? How to boost your learning? How to get all the support you need from your colleagues without taking up their whole time? These are just some of the questions every junior is grappling with. Whether you've graduated from a technical university, changed careers or are self-taught, your first job will have a critical impact on your future. It will help you create your work and learning habits, propel you into a particular development path, and last but not least - it will help you build a network of peers which will be critical to your future in the field. Make the most of it.

#Junioring 101 — How Not To Go Bonkers At The Start [DevConfCZ 2021]

  1. 1. #Junioring101 How Not To Go Bonkers At The Start Daria Grudzien SRE @Apiary & Co-Founder @CyberMagnolia
  2. 2. Outline 1. Making it easy to help you
  3. 3. Outline 1. Making it easy to help you 2. Managing up
  4. 4. Outline 1. Making it easy to help you 2. Managing up 3. Ownership
  5. 5. Outline 1. Making it easy to help you 2. Managing up 3. Ownership 4. Sustainable learning
  6. 6. Outline 1. Making it easy to help you 2. Managing up 3. Ownership 4. Sustainable learning 5. Self-care
  7. 7. You’re Awesome What you’re doing is hard.
  8. 8. Making It East To Help You ● Ask your mentor how they like to communicate
  9. 9. Making It East To Help You ● Ask your mentor how they like to communicate ● Do the legwork — write down the commands, search for answers on the internet, collect useful results
  10. 10. Making It East To Help You ● Ask your mentor how they like to communicate ● Do the legwork — write down the commands, search for answers on the internet, collect useful results ● When asking: present your problem, your hypothesis and the results of your research
  11. 11. Managing Up ● If possible, pick your own mentor for each task
  12. 12. Managing Up ● If possible, pick your own mentor for each task ● Look for the person who is considered an expert on that topic
  13. 13. Managing Up ● If possible, pick your own mentor for each task ● Look for the person who is considered an expert on that topic ● Avoid having two equally important code reviewers
  14. 14. Ownership ● You’re the project manager for every task assigned to you
  15. 15. Ownership ● You’re the project manager for every task assigned to you ● You’re responsible for proactively communicating its status & for delivery
  16. 16. Sustainable Learning ● Figure out your learning style and schedule
  17. 17. Sustainable Learning ● Figure out your learning style and schedule ● Make sure you that every day you learn something new
  18. 18. Self-Care ● You’re in charge of preventing your own burnout
  19. 19. Self-Care ● You’re in charge of preventing your own burnout ● On bad days, remind yourself of things you’re good at
  20. 20. Self-Care ● You’re in charge of preventing your own burnout ● On bad days, remind yourself of things you’re good at ● Talk to yourself like to the best friend
  21. 21. Self-Care ● You’re in charge of preventing your own burnout ● On bad days, remind yourself of things you’re good at ● Talk to yourself like to the best friend ● Know what helps you recharge and do it regularly
  22. 22. Thank You & Good Luck! Resources: ● Managing Yourself As A Junior — dariagrudzien.com ● Junior Engineers Are Features, Not Bugs — Kate Taggart, HashiCorp at SRECon 2018 ● How To Ask Questions The Smart Way — Eric Steven Raymond ● Příručka o hledání první práce v IT — Junior.Guru ● CyberMagnolia — Women's Tech Collective CZ

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