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Own your journey on the tech skill rollercoaster

  1. 1. OWN YOUR JOURNEY ON THE TECH SKILL ROLLERCOASTER CARME MIAS @CarmeMiasStudio Image - Canada’s Wonderland 005, by Jeremy Thompson
  2. 2. TECHNOLOGY DOES NOT STAND STILL
  3. 3. SCARY UNSAFE STRESSFUL RISKY EXCITING RENEWAL REFRESHING EXHILIARATING
  4. 4. DIFFERENT WAYS OF LOOKING AT THE SAME THING
  5. 5. A CAREER IN TECH IS A LONG DISTANCE TREK
  6. 6. • PLAN YOUR ROUTE • PREPARE, GET INTO SHAPE • MAKE IT TO BASE CAMP • THEN, START THE JOURNEY • DECIDE TO WORK IN IT YOUR TECH TREK
  7. 7. THIS IS MY JOURNEY
  8. 8. Web Developer Network Support PC Maintenance Desktop Support
  9. 9. Ruby on Rails AWS cloud MySQL OpenStreet Maps JSON Regex AJAX CoffeeScript MVC i18n Plugin Development Theme Development CPT Shortcodes Git Gulp Docker NPM PWA Gutenberg Blocks ES6 REST API AMP Javascript PHP SSH SFTP validation WooCommerce Structured Data
  10. 10. PLAN YOUR ROUTE
  11. 11. CONNECT WITH PEOPLE • GO TO MEETUPS AND CONFERENCES • TALK TO PEOPLE • ASK THEM HOW THEY GOT STARTED • USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO STAY CONNECTED Image - Day1 WordCamp London 2015, by Tim Nash
  12. 12. GET INTO SHAPE
  13. 13. MAKE A PLAN • INVOLVE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS • FIND THE BALANCE BETWEEN THEORY AND PRACTICE • WORK OUT WHICH MEDIA BEST SUITS YOU • MAKE LEARNING PART OF YOUR DAILY ROUTINE
  14. 14. PERSIST • EXPECT TO BREAK THEM • AMEND | ADAPT | REFINE • APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN STRAIGHT AWAY • GIVE NEW KNOWLEDGE TIME TO SINK IN • SET SPECIFIC AIMS AND DEADLINES
  15. 15. THERE’LL BE CHALLENGES ALONG THE WAY Image - Paco en el Pico de Orizaba, by Andres Jaquez
  16. 16. ENJOY • BE KIND TO YOURSELF • PLAY WITH WHAT YOU LEARN • ALLOW TIME TO SWITCH OFF • KEEP THE VISION
  17. 17. MADE IT !
  18. 18. THE LEARNING JOURNEY CONTINUES
  19. 19. TECHNOLOGY DOES NOT STAND STILL
  20. 20. REMEMBER TO GIVE BACK
  21. 21. LOVE YOUR JOURNEY

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