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From developer to founder: What I learned

For developers looking to become entrepreneurs, the transition often feels rife with uncertainty. Here are some things I learned at Microconf 2018 that helped me overcome some of that uncertainty.

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Without soft skills, technical education is stuck in the past

In the old days, an engineer needed to understand what was asked—and deliver. Today, that same engineer is connected to a fluid network of many people with complex and varying demands.

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Leadership lessons from a developer

How I stopped being awful at managing

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Hard skills or soft skills?: a chicken-or-the-egg situation

"There are significant business costs when leaders rely too heavily on hard skills and fail to use soft skills, such as empathy, during a crisis."

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You’re doing scrum wrong, and here’s how to fix it

By focusing all of your energy on estimation, burn-down charts, and velocity, while ignoring the first principles of reflection, experimentation, and continuous improvement, you have effectively become the opposite of agile.

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Lingo Livers volunteer for the pursuit of lifelong learning

"This was not only a great way to bond with our team and get away from the grind of work, but a way to make a difference in someone’s day." - Aline Du, BDR

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Write code humans can understand

Being a programmer isn't just about writing code, but writing good and maintainable code.

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Staying motivated in your learning journey

The first stages of learning a new language are often exciting and challenging for students. However, over time, it may feel like their skills have reached a stall period, commonly referred to as a “plateau”.

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