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Career and Survival Strategies for Software Developers

Course Summary

A software development career poses challenges that we don't often discuss: How do you keep up with rapidly changing technology? When, and how often should you change jobs? How do you evaluate a job offer? How and when should you move from programming int

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    Course Syllabus

    ● Introduction
        ◦ Why this course?
        ◦ Why I have the nerve to teach this course.
        ◦ How do you define success?
        ◦ Generalizing can be fun.
    ● The Just-in-time Programmer
        ◦ Why you need an education strategy
        ◦ Are you a programmer, or a software developer?
        ◦ Formal Education
        ◦ Building a Foundation
        ◦ Resources
        ◦ Navigating the Swamp
        ◦ Choosing Technologies
    ● The Software Developer Life-Cycle
        ◦ Every Career is Different
        ◦ Algorithms and Energy Drinks
        ◦ The Mid-career Dilemma
        ◦ Other Paths
        ◦ Old Programmers
        ◦ The Economics of Hiring Programmers
    ● Beyond Technology
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Verbal Skills
        ◦ Writing Skills
        ◦ Interpersonal Skills
        ◦ Management Skills
        ◦ Economics and Financial Skills
    ● On the Job
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Getting a Job
        ◦ All companies, Large and Small
        ◦ Large Companies
        ◦ Mid-size Companies
        ◦ Small Companies
        ◦ Consulting
        ◦ Entrepreneur
        ◦ Corporate Myths
    ● Evaluating a Job Offer
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Company Size and Industry
        ◦ About the Company
        ◦ About the People
        ◦ The Position
        ◦ Financials
        ◦ Stock Options
    ● You and Your Money
        ◦ Introduction
        ◦ Keeping Score
        ◦ Cash Flow
        ◦ Net Worth
        ◦ The Surprising Truth to Increasing Net Worth
        ◦ Considering Costs and Benefits
        ◦ The Secret of Investing
        ◦ Other Considerations
    ● Other Topics
        ◦ Your Brand
        ◦ Contracts
        ◦ Side Projects
        ◦ Taking Care of Yourself


Course Fee:
USD 29

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations Community

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