7 things about working in IT you don't learn in school

7 things about working in IT you don't learn in school

Good and eval
Chris Heilmann (@codepo8), Studenttechfest, Stockholm, Sweden, 28/09/13

1 The "how" lands you a job,
the "why" lands you a career

Avoid the copy+paste culture

Learn everything at W3Schools

False promises

Unicorn farts

2 It is a ride, hop on
and take in the scenery

Constant change

constant change happens

3 Be a collector
and an archivist

Don't burn bridges

Burning bridges

4 Your degree opens doors,
your passion opportunities

Be hungry, be interested…

Burning bridges

5 Nothing stops you from
building a reputation now

Be visible

touch my hair for a dollar

Start sharing and presenting

Hand stuff on stage Photo by Dirk Ginader

Collaborate and communicate

GitHub

Watch how you behave online…

People who click ads are morons

6 Being mobile and flexible
gets you places

Worldwide experience and collaboration…

world-wide internet use in two days

7 Find a place to grow,
not just a place to get paid

Thanks

Dinosaur