Get The Boring Stuff Right: A Guide to Keeping up With the Latest Tech

THAT Conference 2018
Day: Mon, Aug 6   Time: 10:30 AM   Location: (map)
Level: 100  Primary Category: Soft Skills  Secondary Category: You Can't Put a Label on Me
Tags: career development
Technology is a treadmill. Every year, there's a pile of shiny new things to learn. It's impossible to keep up with all of it. You're constantly asking yourself: "Which technology stack is going to keep me employed?"

As a developer, I love chasing shiny new technologies, but over the years I've learned that making my users happy is way more fulfilling than using the latest technology.  After over a decade of building software, I've learned the key to good software is getting the boring stuff right. 

In this talk, you'll learn about why you should spend more time working on evergreen skills. These include skills like creating maintainable code, learning how to learn, and building the right thing. You'll learn what skills have maximum impact and how to improve them. You'll learn how to plan your personal education and make the most of your time. After this talk, you'll be able to sort through the morass of new technologies and make the most of your limited time.