Junior Developer Meetup Canberra 14 September

Meetup #3 – CODE and TELL

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017, 5:30 PM

Xero Canberra
Level 2, 10 Rudd Street Canberra, AU

12 Members Attending

We’ll have another exciting meetup – this time feel free to come along with something you’d like to show or talk about (maybe its something you are working on at the moment,  can you just contact [masked] or [masked] so that we get an idea of how many people will be doing a code and tell)

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Great Article on Interviews for Software Engineers

Really excellent article for anyone thinking about a new job and in particular interviews.

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/rock-your-technical-interview/

I want to highlight some very important points raised by the author:

1.PREPARE AND USE THE INTERVIEW AS AN EXPERIENCE

“Study Technical Questions – Basic Questions, Rehearse Difficult Questions, White Board, Write Down Missed Questions
  • Every time while going for any interview be prepared with basic questions, research some difficult questions with the answers prior to it.
  • After coming back from an interview, write down the missed questions.”

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare. This is an important event. Treat it like a really hard exam.

Also, learn from the experience. Keep a record of questions in a doc.

2.GETTING THERE ON TIME

  • “Dress appropriately. Be on time. Arriving 30 minutes early is good
  • Take two forms of maps: Because sometimes you will get traffic on any road; you have to know another road. Also, sometimes if you have taken a photograph into mobile and unfortunately the battery of your mobile gets discharged, in these cases, you have to carry a print out of the maps with the detailed address.”

OK, that might seem very straightforward but rushing or being late to an interview.

My presentation at University Canberra, 1 September

I am presenting a session on Career development for software engineers on – so for any UC students interested in some advice on career planing come along. Similar to one I ran a month ago at ANU.

 

 

Skills for new Software Engineering grads

Great article on the type of skills new Software Engineering graduates should work on before they start their first job:

https://blog.newrelic.com/2014/06/03/10-secrets-learned-software-engineering-degree-probably-didnt/

how to be a successful software engineer

I’ve been blogging about this for a while and I guess eventually when you are in this subject area you will come across a great article. This is one of them. Don’t get me wrong there are a lot of good articles on “How to be a successful Software Engineer”. This article is special, very special:

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/how-to-be-a-successful-software-engineer/

Nice and simple and well structured and focussed on the type of things that I have seen great engineers focus on in their career. This is a gem of an article for young and not so-young aspiring developers.

New podcast featuring interviews with famous software engineers and how they started out

So I am on a roll at the moment focussing on how to start as a developer/programmer/software-engineer/coder. Here is a great new podcast where a number of famous programmers are interviewed about how they got started.

http://wildermuth.com/hwpod/