What Android developer career paths are available and viable in 2020? What question do you ask yourself when considering your career future?
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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The notion of conference speaking both excites & scares me.
I just gave my first 2 android conference talks
When I finally worked up the courage to submit conference talk proposals, I did so with the intention of documenting the speaking process if I were selected.
I hoped that by openly sharing my experiences that I could perhaps connect with others that are considering taking the same leap. And that, by seeing my excitement/fears/anxiety/joy, they may recognize that there is nothing special required to add your voice to the public forum.
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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)