Why do you code? As a software developer you have the opportunity to work on projects that interest you and have the potential to change the world. This is exciting, and I encourage you to use your talents to your full potential.
You may have some experience as a software engineer and you might have some great ideas on how to impact this world for good, but where do you start on bringing these ideas into reality? Today I’ll be introducing three important technologies in building solutions that fight back against the challenges of this world.
What kind of challenges?
I’ve partnered with IBM and the Call for Code global initiative in challenging you to create solutions to help people through natural disasters, with a special focus on the health of individuals affected by natural disasters and the well-being of the community. Check out the 2018 Call for Code winners for some incredible inspiration.
2019 is upon us. Will this be the year you finally learn to code?
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Must You be a Software Engineer?
There is a common misconception that if you learn to code you are planning on being a software engineer. This is not the truth. I consider myself a software developer but I do not work as a software engineer. Coding does not translate directly to a job title. It’s about who you are and what you do, not who you work for or what they call you.
I recently had the privilege of chatting with RealToughCandy. She has created a lot of resources that help developers perform well land jobs in the industry. She was more than willing to create a blog post sharing one of her key tips. Don’t forget to follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Enjoy!
You just found your dream dev job at a company you’d love to work for – nice!
You glance over the requirements and are confident you’d be a perfect fit, so you get started tweaking your application materials.
Everything is looking good, so you hit the “submit” button. Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and wait for that callback from the company for an interview…right?
Well, not exactly.
While web developer jobs are diverse and plentiful, so are the candidates submitting their application materials. As a potential employee, it’s your job to stand out ahead of the pack. But with dozens and sometimes hundreds of people applying for that same job, how do you do that? Continue reading “Want software companies to call you back? Start doing this!”