A Junior Developer's Guide to Software Engineering

10:15am - 10:45am on Friday, October 5 in PennTop South

Kojo Idrissa

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New developers often ask, “How much Python do I need to know to get a job?”. They overlook the other skills needed to be a successful software engineer. This talk highlights the other skill and tools needed, which can be used from the start of your coding journey.


As people try to switch careers and become software engineers, they often focus solely on learning to program. However, there’s more to being a professional developer or open source contributor than code. This talk highlights the what, when, and why of these other critical skills:

This talk is for people trying to get started on the path to becoming a developer, as well as more experienced developers who’re trying to guide or mentor those people.

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