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Junior.next(LeadDeveloper)

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Life as a "junior" developer can be intense, overwhelming, but rewarding. How can juniors move on to the next level? And, what can managers, tech leads and teams do to support the the next generation of developers?

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Junior.next(LeadDeveloper)

  1. 1. @tara_ojo Junior .next() Tara Ojo @tara_ojo
  2. 2. @tara_ojo First day! Fixed a bug Built a new feature
  3. 3. @tara_ojo 2 years 10 months* My developer age *Officially
  4. 4. @tara_ojo Tara Ojo Software Engineer @tara_ojo
  5. 5. @tara_ojo Things learned Time on grad scheme
  6. 6. @tara_ojo https://m.popkey.co/ee5665/64mkb.gif
  7. 7. @tara_ojo
  8. 8. @tara_ojo Juniors Supporters
  9. 9. @tara_ojo Juniors
  10. 10. @tara_ojo Stretch themselves
  11. 11. @tara_ojo “I could start teaching other people in my team things” - Graduate developer
  12. 12. @tara_ojo Comfort Stretch PANIC
  13. 13. @tara_ojo Make a change
  14. 14. @tara_ojo Gather evidence
  15. 15. @tara_ojo
  16. 16. @tara_ojo Supporters
  17. 17. @tara_ojo Invest time
  18. 18. @tara_ojo Good pairing
  19. 19. @tara_ojo Ask open questions
  20. 20. @tara_ojo Create opportunities
  21. 21. @tara_ojo Communication JavaScript ES6 Angular UX Testing Speaking & Presenting Accessibility Back-end Engineering CSS
  22. 22. @tara_ojo Communication JavaScript ES6 Angular UX Testing Speaking & Presenting Accessibility Back-end Engineering CSS
  23. 23. @tara_ojo Communication JavaScript ES6 Angular UX Testing Speaking & Presenting Accessibility Back-end Engineering CSS
  24. 24. @tara_ojo Communication JavaScript ES6 Angular UX Testing Speaking & Presenting Accessibility Back-end Engineering CSS
  25. 25. @tara_ojo Regular feedback
  26. 26. @tara_ojo “I feel like I'm not mid-level, I need confirmation from people around me” - Graduate developer
  27. 27. @tara_ojo Giving specific and actionable feedback
  28. 28. @tara_ojo Keep doing Do more Do less Start doing Stop doing
  29. 29. @tara_ojo Juniors Supporters Stretch themselves Make a change Gather evidence Create opportunities Regular feedback Invest time
  30. 30. @tara_ojo You’re already an INSPIRATION!
  31. 31. @tara_ojo Thank you! Tara Ojo @tara_ojo

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