Hilary Stohs-Krause

Camp Counselor

What I learned my first year as a full-time programmer

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 6:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

ON THAT (Online Only) Regular, 60 minute presentation

junior developer
early career
professional development

If you’re a junior developer who’s ever wondered if joining tech was a terrible idea, this is the talk for you! I was equally exhilarated and terrified to start my first job in tech. The road to success is often zigzaggy, and my view as to whether it was worth it - and whether I would make it - varied from one day to the next. Six years later, those fears have been dispelled, as have several key misconceptions I had about tech (and being a programmer). In this talk, we’ll explore them together.

Prerequisites

Nothing!

Take Aways

  • Programmers are not the most important people in tech.
  • We are not our users.
  • There will always be someone who knows more than you.
  • If you like wearing dresses to work, go for it! (Even if all your coworkers are in T-shirts.)
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