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Oto Brglez / @otobrglez
BecomingS/W
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Why?

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Whynot?

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Slides from my talk on becoming a software engineer that I gave at ERŠ Velenje in December 2021 to high-school students.

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Becoming S/W Engineer

  1. 1. Oto Brglez / @otobrglez BecomingS/W Engineer
  2. 2. Why?
  3. 3. Whynot?
  4. 4. Story.
  5. 5. EngineeringManager/ ArchitectatGWI. *Consultant *R&DLab
  6. 6. AudienceInsightsfor -47+countries -2.7B+consumers -4.000+brands -40.000+attributes
  7. 7. Pollpass
  8. 8. Backstory • 6 years in development • Distributed team of 25+ S/W engineers, 4 countries • Real-time via WebSockets. • 10+ failed PoCs/Prototypes (~2-3 PoCs a year) • 2 ML/AI/Graph based fraud detection systems • China, Russia, RTL and 11+ languages • S/W has life cycle • Custom scripting engine
  9. 9. Howdoyoudoit? •Planning •Fast prototyping, learning and failing •Grooming and self-evaluation •Great people •Technology •Passion and love.
  10. 10. Seriously?
  11. 11. NO.
  12. 12. Howdoyoudoit? •Planning •Fast prototyping, learning and failing •Grooming and self-evaluation •Great people that are very very hard to fi nd •Technology that is hard to master •Passion, love, money, experience, time and hard work.
  13. 13. …butwhy?
  14. 14. Toolbox 🧰
  15. 15. Curiosity * Go deeper!
  16. 16. Focus * Signal vs. noise
  17. 17. Perseverance * You will fail! A lot! Most of the time.
  18. 18. Community * You are NOT alone.
  19. 19. Passion * Feed it with success.
  20. 20. Isitworthit?
  21. 21. Avg 🇸🇮 = 22k EUR Avg 🇸🇮, Tech = 41k EUR Avg 🇬🇧, Tech = 115k EUR Avg 🇺🇸, Tech = 150k EUR
  22. 22. Yourtoolbox🧰? @otobrglez epic.blog

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