Never Work
For Free:

Career Advice for New and Veteran Developers

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I am
Joe Karlsson

Software Engineer

How's this gonna work?

Let's get the obvious out of the way...

Yes, I am another WHITE DUDE

in tech

Let The  Advice

Begin*

 

This isn't the end

ALWAYS

have a side project

Follow the
10 Commandments

  • Understand and accept that you will make mistakes.

  • You are not your code. 

  • The only constant in the world is change.

  • Don't be "the person in the room."

​Study the fundamentals

  • Data Structures

  • Algorithms

  • CS Fundamentals

Be
Language Agnostic

Never work for free

*Unless it's for Open Source or charity

Be the engineer that you want to work with

Own Your Career

Q: What's the secret to getting better at programming?

​A: There is none - you gotta work your ass off

Q: What's the best programming language?

A: Who gives a shit

But...

  • Java

  • JavaScript

  • Python

Just

BUILD STUFF

and

HAVE FUN

  • Always Be Learning

  • Don't Be An Asshole

  • Have Fun

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Never Work For Free: Career Advice for New and Veteran Developers

By Joe Karlsson

Never Work For Free: Career Advice for New and Veteran Developers

Join me as I uncover industry insights from experienced developers, as I breakdown critical career advice for job-seekers of all levels! You will leave with practical advice and tips for growing your career.

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