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How many times have you stumbled on an org that’s hopelessly out of date?
Users don’t care about your shiny framework Users don’t care about your new cloud service
Users just want to go home
They want software that’s responsive, that makes sense, and doesn’t leak data to the Russians
They want something that’s going to get them from point A to Point B They want a 5 star crash rating
Most of the things users care about are pretty boring. But ultimately, making things that make people happy is more fulfilling than using shiny new tech to do it Learning boring skills deliver lots of value
Doesn’t mean you can’t chase shiny, just do it in a disciplined way
I’ve always been fascinated by learning Focused on the process, speed reading, etc… Over the years I’ve developed processes for me to learn and improve
Goal: Making a disciplined effort, focusing on “boring” skills, is going to have maximum career impact
Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash
Take responsibility for your own destiny Don’t rely on your employer. Even if you have a good one, they might not be willing to take you where you want to go
Adopt a growth mindset
10x programmers are made, not born Some people think you “can’t teach height”, this is BS
People who think their abilities are fixed do worse than people who don’t. Carol Dweck research
Why: Clear writing is clear thinking is clear coding
How to Improve: On Writing Well
Why: You always need to convince people of stuff
How: Influence, Robert Caildini
Nonviolent communication & conflict resolution Avoid implicit judgements and labeling Understand that people are just trying to meet their needs, and sometimes they do it poorly Observe, document feelings, try to figure out underlying needs Then work to fulfill those needs
Get the Boring Stuff Right
A Guide to Keeping upWith the LatestTech
Dustin Ewers | Consultant @ Centare