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“Continuous learning refers to the
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Many of us know the benefits of continuous training and it’s not rare to meet tech people that use that time between 18h and 24h working on personal projects, trying that fancy new tool or doing some open source work since there’s always room to improve our never-enough skills. The company would like it but client work often doesn’t push us enough, so what about improving our abilities during working hours?

Presenting some cases and ideas I’ll show that not only you would like the practice but also (and mainly) your company, your clients, your impostor syndrome, myself and the whole industry!

Many of us know the benefits of continuous training and it’s not rare to meet tech people that use that time between 18h and 24h working on personal projects, trying that fancy new tool or doing some open source work since there’s always room to improve our never-enough skills. The company would like it but client work often doesn’t push us enough, so what about improving our abilities during working hours?

Presenting some cases and ideas I’ll show that not only you would like the practice but also (and mainly) your company, your clients, your impostor syndrome, myself and the whole industry!

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Jacket On, Jacket Off - Stop Working and Start Training!

  1. 1. To train To practice To study To improve
  2. 2. “Continuous learning refers to the ability to continually develop and improve one’s skills and knowledge in order to perform effectively and adapt to changes in the workplace.” - Big Fancy Definition
  3. 3. BE BETTER
  4. 4. WHAT is Training? WHY to Train? HOW to Train?
  5. 5. WHAT
  6. 6. what why how “the ​process of ​learning the ​skills you need to do a ​particular ​job or ​ activity” - Cambridge Dictionary
  7. 7. TECH PEOPLE what why how
  8. 8. TECH PEOPLE what why how
  9. 9. - Feel Improvement TECH PEOPLE what why how
  10. 10. - Feel Improvement Have Challenges TECH PEOPLE what why how
  11. 11. - Feel Improvement Have Challenges New Problems TECH PEOPLE what why how
  12. 12. - Feel Improvement Have Challenges New Problems New Tools TECH PEOPLE what why how
  13. 13. TECH PEOPLE from 8pm to 2am - Feel Improvement Have Challenges New Problems New Tools what why how
  14. 14. TECH PEOPLE from 8pm to 2am - Feel Improvement Have Challenges New Problems New Tools Open source work what why how
  15. 15. TECH PEOPLE from 8pm to 2am - Feel Improvement Have Challenges New Problems New Tools Open source work Books what why how
  16. 16. TECH PEOPLE from 8pm to 2am - Feel Improvement Have Challenges New Problems New Tools Open source work Books Conference stuff what why how
  17. 17. TECH PEOPLE from 8pm to 2am - Feel Improvement Have Challenges New Problems New Tools Open source work Books Conference stuff Pet projects what why how
  18. 18. TECH COMPANIES what why how
  19. 19. TECH COMPANIES HIRE PEOPLE FOR ABILITIES what why how
  20. 20. TECH COMPANIES DEMAND MORE ABILITIES what why how
  21. 21. TECH COMPANIES OFFER SNACKS AND XBOX what why how
  22. 22. Snacks, XBox and ping-pong tables are great, but... what why how
  23. 23. How about some TIME? what why how
  24. 24. WORKING time NOT FREE time what why how
  25. 25. WHY
  26. 26. what why how WHY
  27. 27. what why how WHY PERSON
  28. 28. what why how WHY PERSON CLIENTS
  29. 29. what why how WHY PERSON CLIENTS COMPANY
  30. 30. what why how WHY PERSON CLIENTS COMPANY
  31. 31. what why how Let’s ensure we remember all the reasons
  32. 32. what why how INCREASES YOUR VALUE
  33. 33. what why how INCREASES YOUR VALUE Spoiler! To your current employer!
  34. 34. what why how To the whole market INCREASES YOUR VALUE
  35. 35. what why how INCREASES YOUR VALUE Keeps you curious and collaborative
  36. 36. what why how What do you want to do in 10 years? INCREASES YOUR VALUE
  37. 37. what why how 10 YEARS FROM NOW
  38. 38. what why how 10 YEARS FROM NOW Writer? Lead Dev? Business owner? CTO? Leave tech?
  39. 39. what why how 10 YEARS FROM NOW Writer? Lead Dev? Business owner? CTO? Leave tech?
  40. 40. what why how 10 YEARS FROM NOW Writer? Lead Dev? Business owner? CTO? Leave tech?
  41. 41. what why how 10 YEARS FROM NOW Writer? Lead Dev? Business owner? CTO? Leave tech?
  42. 42. what why how 10 YEARS FROM NOW Writer? Lead Dev? Business owner? CTO? Leave tech?
  43. 43. what why how GIVES YOU MORE TIME
  44. 44. what why how GIVES YOU MORE TIME Deep learning
  45. 45. what why how GIVES YOU MORE TIME Not a quick-to-read blog post
  46. 46. what why how GIVES YOU MORE TIME Fresh mind instead of nightly studies
  47. 47. what why how PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
  48. 48. what why how PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Technical blog posts
  49. 49. what why how PROFESSIONAL PROFILE Conference talks! ;D
  50. 50. what why how PERSONAL PROJECTS
  51. 51. what why how PERSONAL PROJECTS Can become a real business!
  52. 52. what why how MOAR SKILLZ!!
  53. 53. what why how MOAR SKILLZ!! Reinforce existent skills
  54. 54. what why how MOAR SKILLZ!! Something completely unrelated
  55. 55. what why how MOAR SKILLZ!! Chance to push yourself
  56. 56. what why how MOAR SKILLZ!! Work on your Impostor Syndrome
  57. 57. what why how WHY PERSON CLIENTS COMPANY
  58. 58. what why how WHY PERSON CLIENTS COMPANY
  59. 59. what why how BETTER PROFESSIONALS
  60. 60. what why how Working for them BETTER PROFESSIONALS
  61. 61. what why how CHEAPER
  62. 62. what why how Raise prices takes time Abilities come immediately CHEAPER
  63. 63. what why how WHY PERSON CLIENTS COMPANY
  64. 64. what why how WHY PERSON CLIENTS COMPANY
  65. 65. what why how MOAR MONEY $$$
  66. 66. what why how You got to actually raise your prices! MOAR MONEY $$$
  67. 67. what why how BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
  68. 68. what why how What if your employee ideas can make it to production? BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
  69. 69. what why how HAPPIER EMPLOYEES
  70. 70. what why how More Performance HAPPIER EMPLOYEES
  71. 71. what why how More Productivity HAPPIER EMPLOYEES
  72. 72. what why how HAVING EXPERTS IS AWESOME
  73. 73. what why how Makes the company looks good and brings clients HAVING EXPERTS IS AWESOME
  74. 74. what why how ATTRACTS WHO WANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT
  75. 75. what why how Easier to hire future great employees ATTRACTS WHO WANT SELF-IMPROVEMENT
  76. 76. what why how WHO IS DOING THIS?
  77. 77. what why how WyeWorks ThoughtBot UK Government Digital Serv Happy Bear Software :D WHO IS DOING THIS?
  78. 78. what why how WyeWorks ThoughtBot UK Government Digital Serv Happy Bear Software :D WHO IS DOING THIS?
  79. 79. what why how WyeWorks ThoughtBot UK Government Digital Serv Happy Bear Software :D WHO IS DOING THIS?
  80. 80. what why how WyeWorks ThoughtBot UK Government Digital Serv Happy Bear Software :D WHO IS DOING THIS?
  81. 81. HOW
  82. 82. YAY! what why how
  83. 83. YAY! My employer watched this talk what why how
  84. 84. YAY! My company is this much awesome what why how
  85. 85. YAY! I have time to work on my skills what why how
  86. 86. YAY! I really want to make it worth! what why how
  87. 87. YAY! what why how
  88. 88. YAY... what why how
  89. 89. YAY... I have no idea how to use the time what why how
  90. 90. what why how COACH, MENTOR, TEACH SOMEONE
  91. 91. what why how COACH, MENTOR, TEACH SOMEONE To teach is the best way to learn
  92. 92. what why how PERSONAL PROJECTS
  93. 93. what why how PERSONAL PROJECTS Have your company’s support to make it a product
  94. 94. what why how STUDY COMPLEX SUBJECTS
  95. 95. what why how STUDY COMPLEX SUBJECTS Prefer the basics over the new
  96. 96. what why how STUDY COMPLEX SUBJECTS Dive into the subject with docs, papers, books...
  97. 97. what why how TRY WHAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT
  98. 98. what why how TRY WHAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT Operating systems
  99. 99. what why how TRY WHAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT Security
  100. 100. what why how TRY WHAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT Database basics
  101. 101. what why how TRY WHAT YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT Cryptography
  102. 102. what why how OPEN SOURCE <3
  103. 103. what why how OPEN SOURCE <3 Read other people’s code
  104. 104. what why how OPEN SOURCE <3 Collaborate
  105. 105. what why how OPEN SOURCE <3 Build credibility
  106. 106. what why how OPEN SOURCE <3 Know your tools Ruby, Rails, Git, Vim, Python...
  107. 107. what why how NON-TECHNICAL SUBJECTS
  108. 108. what why how NON-TECHNICAL SUBJECTS Study some human behavior and have better relationships
  109. 109. what why how CONFERENCE TALKS! :D
  110. 110. what why how CONFERENCE TALKS! :D Improves your communication skills
  111. 111. what why how CONFERENCE TALKS! :D Requires you to study
  112. 112. what why how CONFERENCE TALKS! :D Develop your power to condense ideas
  113. 113. what why how WRITING ARTICLES
  114. 114. what why how WRITING ARTICLES Again improves your communication
  115. 115. what why how WRITING ARTICLES Makes you research and learn by doing it
  116. 116. RECAP
  117. 117. THE RESULT software industry-wise
  118. 118. BETTER PEOPLE
  119. 119. BETTER PEOPLE Building better APIs for us to work with
  120. 120. BETTER PEOPLE Bringing knowledge to the community
  121. 121. BETTER PEOPLE Spreading & improving the concept of training time
  122. 122. BETTER PEOPLE Delivering higher quality software
  123. 123. BETTER PEOPLE Increasing the whole industry quality!

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