How do you keep your skills up to date in this fast-moving and turbulant industry?
So, I get asked a lot about how I got into technical advocacy / evangelism1, so it seems like the most cost-effective way to answer this question is to write a post about it. Warning: it’s a long one!
Last Thursday I gave a keynote at GOTO Berlin to address the problems of deciding how to learn a new technology/framework/process (Spoiler Alert: it’s not by putting it into production).
I had an interesting discussion last night at the LJC developer sessions, and it’s a topic that comes up again and again:
When you’re applying for a job at LMAX, your CV (or résumé, for our American readers) usually comes through me and I decide whether to call you for a technical phone screen.
I’m going to let you into a secret.