On	  Becomin                                      g	  a	  Technical	  L              ead	    Buu	  Nguyen               ,	...
What	  is	  meant	  by	  “tech	  lead”?	  
Top	  engineer	      Assure	                                     Own	  implementation	                            architec...
Should	  I	  become	  a	  tech	  lead?	  Or	  how	  should	  I	  choose	  a	  career?	  
Passion	  Reward	        Strength	  
Passion	                                     Passion	  Passion	  overcomes	  challenges	  
Passion	Come	  what	  may	  at	  the	  end,	  	  you	  will	  have	  had	  good	  time	  
Being	  passionate	  about	  something	  doesn’t	  mean	  you	  can	  be	  really	  good	  at	  it	  
Trying	  real	  hard	  doesn’t	  guarantee	  being	  top	  
Yourself	  DNA	     Environment	  
You	  are	  unique,	  so	  is	  your	  strength	     Build	  your	  career	  on	  it	  
Is	  the	  REWARD	  good?	  
What	  makes	  a	  good	  tech	  lead?	  Or	  what	  should	  I	  do	  to	  become	  a	  tech	  lead?	  
Experience	          Communication	                 Knowledge	  Professionalism	              Creativity	  
Experience	          Communication	                 Knowledge	  Professionalism	              Creativity	  
Know	  broad	  "If	  you	  are	  a	  .NET	  programmer,	  learn	  Java.	  If	  you	  are	  a	  Java	  programmer,	  learn	...
Know	  deep	  "You	  need	  knowledge	  of	  speciUic	  technologies	  to	  do	  your	  job,	  but	  you	  	  	  need	  kn...
The	  WHWHW	  Framework	  Level	          Question	  Hobbyist	       What	  is	  it?	  Apprentice	     How	  to	  use	  it...
Stay	  current	  
Experience	          Communication	                 Knowledge	  Professionalism	              Creativity	  
The	  10,000-­‐hour	  rule	  “Practice	  isnt	  the	  thing	  you	  do	  once	  youre	  good.	  Its	  the	  thing	  you	  ...
Not	  all	  10,000	  hours	  are	  equal	  “The	  bottom	  line	  on	  experience	  is	  this:	  If	  you	  work	  for	  1...
Be	  open-­‐minded	  
Experience	          Communication	                 Knowledge	  Professionalism	              Creativity	  
Experience	          Communication	                 Knowledge	  Professionalism	              Creativity	  
Reject	  the	  status	  quo	  
Work	  hard	  on	  your	  real	  needs	  
Get	  exposed	  to	  ideas	  “Whenever	  human	  beings	  Uirst	  organized	  themselves	  into	  settlements	  that	  res...
Experience	          Communication	                 Knowledge	  Professionalism	              Creativity	  
Take	  and	  accept	  responsibility	  “I	  will	  prescribe	  regimens	  for	  the	  good	  of	  my	  patients	  accordin...
Career	  development	  is	  your	  responsibility	  “You	  should	  plan	  on	  working	  60	  hours	  per	  week.	  The	 ...
Takeaway	  0 Is	  “tech	  lead”	  for	  you?	     0 Know	  your	  passion,	  strength	  and	  reward	  0 How	  to	  become...
Thank	  You!	  0  buunguyen@kms-­‐technology.com	  0  www.buunguyen.net/blog	  0  Online	  nick:	  buunguyen	     0  Twitt...
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On Becoming a Technical Lead

  1. On  Becomin g  a  Technical  L ead   Buu  Nguyen ,  VP  Techno logy   KMS  Techn ology  
  2. What  is  meant  by  “tech  lead”?  
  3. Top  engineer   Assure   Own  implementation   architecture  &   quality   critical  modules   Mentor  other   engineers  
  4. Should  I  become  a  tech  lead?  Or  how  should  I  choose  a  career?  
  5. Passion  Reward   Strength  
  6. Passion Passion  Passion  overcomes  challenges  
  7. Passion Come  what  may  at  the  end,    you  will  have  had  good  time  
  8. Being  passionate  about  something  doesn’t  mean  you  can  be  really  good  at  it  
  9. Trying  real  hard  doesn’t  guarantee  being  top  
  10. Yourself  DNA   Environment  
  11. You  are  unique,  so  is  your  strength   Build  your  career  on  it  
  12. Is  the  REWARD  good?  
  13. What  makes  a  good  tech  lead?  Or  what  should  I  do  to  become  a  tech  lead?  
  14. Experience   Communication   Knowledge  Professionalism   Creativity  
  15. Experience   Communication   Knowledge  Professionalism   Creativity  
  16. Know  broad  "If  you  are  a  .NET  programmer,  learn  Java.  If  you  are  a  Java  programmer,  learn  Ruby.  If  you  are  a  C  programmer,  learn  Lisp.”        The  Clean  Coder,  Robert  C.  Martin  
  17. Know  deep  "You  need  knowledge  of  speciUic  technologies  to  do  your  job,  but  you      need  knowledge  of  software  engineering  principles  to  do  your  job  well.”        After  the  Gold  Rush,  Steve  McConnell  
  18. The  WHWHW  Framework  Level   Question  Hobbyist   What  is  it?  Apprentice   How  to  use  it?  Competent   Why  is  it  built?  Advanced   How  is  it  built?  Master   Why  is  it  built  that  way?  
  19. Stay  current  
  20. Experience   Communication   Knowledge  Professionalism   Creativity  
  21. The  10,000-­‐hour  rule  “Practice  isnt  the  thing  you  do  once  youre  good.  Its  the  thing  you  do  that  makes  you  good.”        Outliers,  Malcolm  Gladwell  
  22. Not  all  10,000  hours  are  equal  “The  bottom  line  on  experience  is  this:  If  you  work  for  10  years,  do  you  get  10  years  of  experience  or  do  you  get  1  year  of  experience  10  times?”        Code  Complete,  Steve  McConnell  
  23. Be  open-­‐minded  
  24. Experience   Communication   Knowledge  Professionalism   Creativity  
  25. Experience   Communication   Knowledge  Professionalism   Creativity  
  26. Reject  the  status  quo  
  27. Work  hard  on  your  real  needs  
  28. Get  exposed  to  ideas  “Whenever  human  beings  Uirst  organized  themselves  into  settlements  that  resembled  liquid  networks,  a  great  Ulowering  of  innovations  would  have  immediately  followed.”        Where  Good  Ideas  Come  From,  Steven  Johnson  
  29. Experience   Communication   Knowledge  Professionalism   Creativity  
  30. Take  and  accept  responsibility  “I  will  prescribe  regimens  for  the  good  of  my  patients  according  to  my  ability  and  my  judgment  and  never  do  harm  to  anyone.”        Excerpt  from  the  Hippocratic  Oath  
  31. Career  development  is  your  responsibility  “You  should  plan  on  working  60  hours  per  week.  The  Uirst  40  are  for  your  employer.  The  remaining  20  are  for  you.”        The  Clean  Coder,  Robert  C.  Martin  
  32. Takeaway  0 Is  “tech  lead”  for  you?   0 Know  your  passion,  strength  and  reward  0 How  to  become  one?   0 Work  on  your  knowledge,  experience,   communication,  creativity  and   professionalism  
  33. Thank  You!  0  buunguyen@kms-­‐technology.com  0  www.buunguyen.net/blog  0  Online  nick:  buunguyen   0  Twitter,  Facebook,  LinkedIn   0  Github,  CodePlex   0  SlideShare,  The  Code  Project  

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