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Dont Be A Noob

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How to get past entry level in your Job

Leonard Miller
YAPC::NA 2009
June 23

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Dont Be A Noob

  1. 1. Don’t Be a Noob How to get past entry level in your Job Leonard Miller YAPC::NA 2009 June 23
  2. 2. <ul><li>A Bit about me, </li></ul><ul><li>Who is this Leonard person </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What is a Noob? </li></ul><ul><li>1. newcomer 2. inexperienced 3. talks/answers when they shouldn't 4. unknowledgeable 5. doing dumb things. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. newcomer. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sorry, can’t fix this </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lay low and learn. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer </li></ul><ul><li>2. Inexperienced </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.dailywtf.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer </li></ul><ul><li>2. Inexperienced </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer </li></ul><ul><li>2. Inexperienced </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Find a mentor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learn about your projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pay attention to the details. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer </li></ul><ul><li>2. Inexperienced </li></ul><ul><li>3. talks/answers/acts inappropriately. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer </li></ul><ul><li>2. Inexperienced </li></ul><ul><li>3. talks/answers/acts inappropriately. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listen more than you talk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Always tell the truth (its way better than lying to look good </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Listen more than you talk. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer </li></ul><ul><li>2. Inexperienced </li></ul><ul><li>3. talks/answers/acts inappropriately </li></ul><ul><li>4. Unknowledgable </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer </li></ul><ul><li>2. Inexperienced </li></ul><ul><li>3. talks/answers/acts inappropriately </li></ul><ul><li>4. Unknowledgable </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer </li></ul><ul><li>2. Inexperienced </li></ul><ul><li>3. talks/answers/acts inappropriately </li></ul><ul><li>4. Unknowledgable </li></ul><ul><li>5. doing dumb things </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer </li></ul><ul><li>2. Inexperienced </li></ul><ul><li>3. talks/answers/acts inappropriately </li></ul><ul><li>4. Unknowledgable </li></ul><ul><li>5. doing dumb things </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>print &quot;<table> &quot;; </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>while (get_rows()){ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>print <<&quot;HTML&quot;; </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li><tr><TD>col1,</td><td>$col2</td></tr> </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>} </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>print &quot;</table> &quot;; </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer </li></ul><ul><li>2. Inexperienced </li></ul><ul><li>3. talks/answers/acts inappropriately </li></ul><ul><li>4. Unknowledgable </li></ul><ul><li>5. doing dumb things </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>conclusion: </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>conclusion: </li></ul><ul><li>So what do we do about these things? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Newcomer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen and learn </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Inexperienced </li></ul><ul><li>3. talks/answers/acts inappropriately </li></ul><ul><li>4. Unknowledgable </li></ul><ul><li>5. doing dumb things </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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