What Android developer career paths are available and viable in 2020? What question do you ask yourself when considering your career future?
I want to share 6 tips for creating conference talk proposals that are clear, concise, and tell a story.
These tips can help you start writing better proposals for conference CFPs and hopefully increase your chances of getting a conference talk accepted.
1️⃣ Above All Else
If you take nothing else away from this post, I hope you may at least consider the following as a framework for how to approach a conference, a meetup, or any other gathering of peers where you plan to learn something.
Learn 3 New Things, and Meet 3 New People
What do Android developers wish they would have known when starting out? I have my own thoughts, but I was curious what others in the Android community had to say. So, I asked. preping my #chicagoroboto talk this weekend would love to include community examples of challenges or "things you wish you would have known"…
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I really enjoy chatting with people starting a journey into tech; hearing about their challenges, successes, struggles, worries, etc.
It really illustrates the barriers present when starting a career.
Some of these are inherent and part of the nature of learning anything new. Learning is a challenge. Developing a new skill set is not easy, and learning to apply it in the real world even less so.
However, there are some barriers which, I believe, are largely due to a flawed system, and I think are easy to lose sight of once you’re past them (or never encountered at all)
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Motivations and Starting Out
A little over a year ago, I had never heard of Udacity and had zero experience with MOOCs. I was a relatively new developer, having only completed my graduate work a year prior. I was eager to improve my skills both with the Android platform and as a software engineer in general.
Then, while live-streaming the Google I/O 2015 keynote I saw an announcement about this thing called a Nanodegree program as a means of learning about Android development using a curriculum and courses developed in conjunction with Google. I was immediately intrigued. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to level-up my skill-set, and I registered for a free trial that same week.