What Makes A Developer

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What Makes A Developer

  1. 1. What Makes A Software Developer<br />Every developer wants to stand apart amongst their peers!<br />Steven M. Swafford<br />Radical Development<br />
  2. 2. Stand out from the crowd<br />Character traits<br />Personal goals<br />Technology focus<br />Introduction<br />
  3. 3. Stand Out From The Crowd<br />Build your reputation<br />Find a mentor<br />Focus on communication<br />Share ideas<br />Give credit to the team<br />Write whitepapers<br />
  4. 4. Character Traits<br />Seven Areas of Focus<br />✓<br />Listen, listen, listen!<br />1<br />Always keep learning<br />2<br />This is an example text. Go ahead and replace it<br />This is an example text. Go ahead and replace it<br />3<br />Write well-tested, robust code<br />4<br />Own up to your mistakes<br />5<br />Follow-through - finish what you start<br />6<br />Share your knowledge; train those junior to you<br />7<br />Take the initiative; find shortcomings and present a solution<br />Photo Credit: Alan Dean<br />
  5. 5. Education<br />Education should not be just for the sake of career promotions. You may want to learn new things that can enrich your life which in turn may lead to opportunity.<br />Family<br />Work life balance is important and each individual has to find that happy medium.<br />Personal Goals<br />Where do you fall?<br />
  6. 6. Time Management<br />Many of us really should focus more on this goal. By doing so benefits may include:<br />Motivation <br />Organization<br />Reduces angst<br />Personal Goals (continued)<br />
  7. 7. Technology is exciting and most folks want to play with the latest and greatest<br />Resist bouncing from tech to tech<br />At least until you have mastered a given skill set<br />No one wants someone who knows a little about a lot. Think of it this way:“Jack of all trades, Master of none”<br />Technology Focus<br />Find Your Niche<br />
  8. 8. Where do you see yourself in say five years?<br />PHP<br />.NET<br />Start with langauges that perks your interest. <br />Java<br />PowerShell<br />jQuery<br />
  9. 9. You’re in the driver’s seat<br />No one will do the work for you<br />Define and work toward your goals<br />Settle on technology interest<br />Be humble and honest<br />Work hard and success will come!<br />Closing<br />
  10. 10. THANK YOU!<br />

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