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Why no one is looking for rockstar programmers

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Why no one is looking for rockstar programmers

  1. 1. Why no one is looking for "rockstar programmers" Wiktor Schmidt, netguru @wiktorschmidt #karierait netguru.co
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  5. 5. ? netguru.co
  6. 6. 1 Egoless programmer netguru.co
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  8. 8. ● You are not your code ● There is ALWAYS someone that is better than you that you can learn from ● There is ALWAYS someone that is worse than you that you can teach ● Critique other people's code not other people netguru.co
  9. 9. 2 Team player netguru.co
  10. 10. Things you should never say ● works on my machine ● blame shows me that Joe commited this line ● it was like this before my changes netguru.co
  11. 11. 3 ABL netguru.co
  12. 12. Always Be Learning ● Which technology that is relevant today was relevant 5 years ago? ● Which technology that was relevant 5 years ago is relevant today? netguru.co
  13. 13. 4 Be a "T" person netguru.co
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  15. 15. 5 Be "relentlessly resourceful" netguru.co
  16. 16. Q: Dad, is there a word to describe answers that are completely correct but entirely useless under the circumstances? A: Yes, yes there is. netguru.co
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  18. 18. There is a problem. OK. I'm going to solve it. netguru.co
  19. 19. What now? netguru.co
  20. 20. What now? ● learn a new technology (can I recommend Ruby? ;) - strive to learn a new one every few months ● go through someones open source code, improve it and send a pull request ● if there is a problem in your workplace or university volunteer to fix it netguru.co
  21. 21. Thank you Question / comments? ● twitter: @wiktorschmidt ● email: wiktor@netguru.co netguru.co

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