Zero to 60
Kent C. Dodds
1 wife, 3 kids
How to jumpstart your career
What this talk is not
- A bullet-proof method for a "get rich quick scheme"
- How to climb the corporate ladder
- Your mileage may vary...
What this talk is
- My personal experiences
- Things I messed up
- Things I got right
- Hopefully inspirational!
Consume Curated Content
Learn from others
- Water-cooler chats
- Instant Messaging (IRC/Slack/Gitter/etc.)
- Stack Overflow
- Co-working spaces
Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way.
- George Evans
to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.
-Stephen R. Covey
Why is "x" so...
If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
-Thomas A. Edison
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
- Coco Chanel
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Teaching is nature's way of letting you know how sloppy your understanding is.
-Ashley G. Williams
Intro to AngularJS
How I got into Egghead
While persistence offers no guarantees, it does give 'luck' a chance to operate.
- Tom Shippey
No cool quotes... Just
- Open Source
- Record your talks
- Answer StackOverflow
- Help people on Gitter/Slack
- Help in issues on a repo
Don't be afraid to try
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky
Smart Hard Worker
Hard Worker Nice
- John Jesse
- kcd.im/0to60 - These slides
- kcd.im/pull-request - Egghead.io series
- kcd.im/write-oss - Egghead.io series
- kcd.im/tech-chats - YouTube Playlist
- kcd.im/talks - List of my talks
- egghead.io - Awesome training
- frontendmasters.com - Awesome workshops
- github.com/ashleygwilliams/breakfast-repo - Awesome content
- twitter.com/devcfp - Call For Proposals
- twitter.com/calltospeakers - Call to Speakers
- lanyrd.com - Conferences
Zero to 60 in software development
By Kent C. Dodds