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By Mark Bates

Talk Abstract

Becoming a well sought after and “better” developer is easier than you think. There are no tonics or elixirs you can take that will instantly make a desirable engineer, but there are easily defined steps to that goal.

Talk Description

Becoming a well sought after and “better” developer is easier than you think. There are no tonics or elixirs you can take that will instantly make a desirable engineer, but there are easily defined steps to that goal.

In this talk we will discuss the different avenues that are at your disposal to become a better developer. These achievable steps have led me to a successful software development career, and they can help you too.

This is not a get rich quick scheme, there is sweat and hard work involved, but it’ll fun. So let’s get better!

Notes

I use the analogy of how I went from a self-taught guitarist to beating 10,000 applicants for 1 of 37 slots at a prestigious performing arts school with how I went from a self-taught developer to speaking at conferences around the world, writing several books, and being a highly sought after consultant.

The tips and the ideas I present here can help developers of all levels up their game.