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From Doghouses to Skyscrapers

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write-up over at: http://blog.bryanbibat.net/2010/09/16/my-devcon-talk/

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From Doghouses to Skyscrapers

  1. 1. From Doghouses to Skyscrapers: Preparing for a Career in IT Bryan Bibat Freelance Software Engineer
  2. 6. #1 Ask yourself: “ Why am I in IT?”
  3. 8. SPOILER:
  4. 9. The Hold-Up Dilemma: Your Money, Or Your Life?
  5. 10. Your Life?
  6. 11. Reason #2 “ I'm in it for the money” = $ vs. “ I'm in it because I love IT” = $$$$$
  7. 12. Developer A
  8. 13. Developer B
  9. 14. vs. Developer A
  10. 15. #2 Build a Portfolio (to get a job) Developer A
  11. 16. git NoSQL REST virtualization ssh OAuth functional programming
  12. 17. Experience will help you prove that you can “ walk the walk”
  13. 18. Establish a presence in the local communities Establish a presence in the local communities
  14. 19. Building your own .com website is optional, but it helps get the word out.
  15. 20. (it's not that expensive) Registering YOURNAME.com : ~P500 / yr Basic web hosting package : ~P1,000 /yr E-mail : free! Getting the first hit at Google: priceless
  16. 21. My advice: #1: Know your purpose. #2: Build a portfolio.
  17. 22. Thank you for listening! my site: http://www.bryanbibat.net

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