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Get the most out of attending conferences

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A collection of tips on getting the most out of attending conferences, in particular, software development conference

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Get the most out of attending conferences

  1. 1. Stan Jónsson - 2/22/2018 GET THE MOST OUT OF ATTENDING CONFERENCES DTO Lightning Talk
  2. 2. BEFORE
  3. 3. STEP 1 - ASK! Do some research. Find a conference. Put in a request to go. Don’t wait for your manager to initiate it!
  4. 4. GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE Java Developer? Don’t just go to Java conferences or pick Java-only sessions!
  5. 5. EXPECT TO GAIN BREADTH NOT DEPTH © Mark Richards You wont get much depth out of a typical 1 hour session But a good conference can greatly expand your technical breadth
  6. 6. DURING
  7. 7. TAKE NOTES or
  8. 8. I PREFER
  9. 9. NOTE TAKING TIPS Great for capturing whiteboards/screens at an angle
  10. 10. NOTE TAKING TIPS
  11. 11. NETWORK MAKE FRIENDS Eat lunch with someone you don’t know. 
 Get to know them! Attend Open Spaces. Pick peoples brains!
  12. 12. AFTER
  13. 13. COMMIT TO CHANGE Think of one thing you are going to do differently once back at work
  14. 14. REVIEW YOUR NOTES
  15. 15. REVIEW YOUR NOTES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgetting_curve
  16. 16. GO DEEPER ON ONE TOPIC YOU LEARNED ABOUT
  17. 17. SPREAD THE WORD Tell your co-workers what you learned! Shiny 
 New
 Technology
  18. 18. QUESTIONS?

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