The Evergreen Developer: Timeless Skills for a Long Career

THAT Conference 2014
Day: Tue, Aug 12   Time: 10:30 AM   Location: Marula (map)
Level: 100  Primary Category: You Can't Put a Label on Me  Secondary Category: 
Tags: Soft Skills, productivity, professional development, communication, learning
Our favorite platforms, languages, and even design paradigms will inevitably become obsolete, some on shorter timelines, some longer. We knew when we signed up as developers that we'd have to constantly sharpen the saw technically, our entire careers. But there are plenty of skills you can invest in that will pay dividends for your entire career, regardless of the technology you're working with. This session is about a few of those sorts of things.

We'll talk about understanding our clients and coworkers and improving our communication with them, some ways to enhance our personal productivity, and some ways we can improve our learning skills so that when we do need to learn new technologies, we're well-equipped.