Google Developer Expert for Angular and Web Technologies, Open source contributor for Angular and NgRx, creator ng deploy for Netlify, NestJSAddons core team.
How Open Source Can change your life
GDE for Angular, GitHub Star, Auth0 Ambassador
If you give 10% to the community, you get 10x in return. Anonymous
He worked in a startup for 5 years.
He got good raise every year.
He thought he was the best developer.
He decided to leave startup after 5 years.
He used to think he knows everything in tech.
He started getting rejected from one interview to another.
He realized he was working for his organization.
He never invested in improving his skills apart from his work.
He never got involved with community.
He lived in Ukraine and worked hard but couldn't get a good paying job.
He thought of leaving the tech industry after 3 years.
He was disappointed with his career not going anywhere.
A new framework called Angular got released.
Started Reading Source Code
Started Writing Blogs
Response on his first article
He wanted to test success this time
Started his own publication for Angular
Many expert joined his publication as writer
Response within a year
Became GDE and MVP
Speaking at biggest Angular conference
But what about money
He got hired by ag-grid
Founder AngularInDepth now Indepth.dev
Stackoverflow top 0.17%
Principal Engineer at @KawaAnalytics
More than 1M views on indepth.dev
Winner of Ukrainian IT awards (IT Education) 2019
What happened to dev from story 1
He started contributing to open source in 2019.
He joined Indepth as writer and published more than 8 blogs in year
He moved into Top 100 contributors for Angular and Top 10 for NgRx.
His blog post reached more than 250k views in a year.
He became GDE for Angular and GitHub Star.
He Spoke at First-ever Angular conference in srilanka.
He started creating and managing open source projects.
Got remote Job in 2020.
But what job search this time
Networking and community
They started working for the community rather than themselves.
Writing blog posts helped improve their knowledge.
They started improving their skills while helping others.
Helping the community made them stand out from crowd.
But how to get involved with community
Writing blog posts helps in improving the knowledge.
Start working with community, get involved early.
Create online content such as blogs, videos to reach a wide audience.
It's ok to fail, sometimes the failure teach us the most important lesson.
Still What happened to dev from story 1
He is giving this talk right now.
Importance of communities in building a successful Tech Career
By Santosh Yadav