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