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Junior.next(BathDigitalFestival)

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Life as a “junior” developer can be intense, overwhelming, but rewarding. Hundreds of tools available, jargon for days and endless questions. Let’s explore, through the eyes and thoughts of a recent junior dev, how employers, mentors and communities, can better support the juniors they work with. Including what junior devs can be doing now to move on to the next level.

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Junior.next(BathDigitalFestival)

  1. 1. @tara_ojo Junior .next() Tara Ojo @tara_ojo
  2. 2. @tara_ojo
  3. 3. @tara_ojo First day as a junior! Fixed a bug Built a new feature
  4. 4. @tara_ojo 13 to 1 STEM jobs for every qualified person https://www.thesoftwareguild.com/blog/bridging-software-skills-gap/
  5. 5. @tara_ojo Tara Ojo Software Engineer @tara_ojo
  6. 6. @tara_ojo
  7. 7. @tara_ojo https://m.popkey.co/ee5665/64mkb.gif
  8. 8. @tara_ojo
  9. 9. @tara_ojo Juniors Supporters
  10. 10. @tara_ojo Juniors
  11. 11. @tara_ojo Work on your hard skills
  12. 12. @tara_ojo Write good code
  13. 13. @tara_ojo Meaningful variable names
  14. 14. @tara_ojo White space
  15. 15. @tara_ojo
  16. 16. @tara_ojo Concise
  17. 17. @tara_ojo Develop your T-shape
  18. 18. @tara_ojo Base knowledge/skills D e p t h
  19. 19. @tara_ojo Stretch yourself
  20. 20. @tara_ojo “I could start teaching other people in my team things” - Graduate developer
  21. 21. @tara_ojo Comfort Stretch PANIC
  22. 22. @tara_ojo Make a change
  23. 23. @tara_ojo http://images.memes.com/meme/tile/503023
  24. 24. @tara_ojo Making life better for everyone
  25. 25. @tara_ojo Share your opinions
  26. 26. @tara_ojo “Juniors have a perspective that deserves to be heard” - @carolstran
  27. 27. @tara_ojo It’s ok to not know
  28. 28. @tara_ojo State the obvious
  29. 29. @tara_ojo Celebrate your achievements
  30. 30. @tara_ojo Collect evidence
  31. 31. @tara_ojo larahogan.me/donuts
  32. 32. @tara_ojo Programming
  33. 33. @tara_ojo Communication
  34. 34. @tara_ojo Proactive
  35. 35. @tara_ojo Feedback
  36. 36. @tara_ojo Team work
  37. 37. @tara_ojo
  38. 38. @tara_ojo Supporters
  39. 39. @tara_ojo Invest time
  40. 40. @tara_ojo Good pairing
  41. 41. @tara_ojo Ask open questions
  42. 42. @tara_ojo Mentor
  43. 43. @tara_ojo Create opportunities
  44. 44. @tara_ojo Communication JavaScript ES6 Angular UX Testing Speaking & Presenting Accessibility Back-end Engineering CSS
  45. 45. @tara_ojo Communication JavaScript ES6 Angular UX Testing Speaking & Presenting Accessibility Back-end Engineering CSS
  46. 46. @tara_ojo Communication JavaScript ES6 Angular UX Testing Speaking & Presenting Accessibility Back-end Engineering CSS
  47. 47. @tara_ojo Communication JavaScript ES6 Angular UX Testing Speaking & Presenting Accessibility Back-end Engineering CSS
  48. 48. @tara_ojo Regular feedback
  49. 49. @tara_ojo “I feel like I'm not mid-level, I need confirmation from people around me” - Graduate developer
  50. 50. @tara_ojo Giving specific and actionable feedback
  51. 51. @tara_ojo Keep doing Do more Do less Start doing Stop doing
  52. 52. @tara_ojo Juniors Supporters Stretch yourself Share your opinions Celebrate your achievements Create opportunities Regular feedback Invest time Work on your hard skills
  53. 53. @tara_ojo GREAT! You’re doing
  54. 54. @tara_ojo Thank you! Tara Ojo @tara_ojo

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