Shoutout to the software engineers out there who are committed to their work! While coding is the be-all and end-all of your career, there are more things you can do to boost your career. Here are some of them:
Learn what? New frameworks, technologies, language, software courses! The software and web industry is one that will never stop changing. The only thing that will keep you from becoming a jurassic programmer is by soaking up new information that will help advance your career. Devour software books, take online courses, get certifications; be a Sun Certified Web Component Developer, Sun Certified Java Programmer, AWS Solutions Architect, Professional Scrum Master, and many more. There is no limit to what you can learn and become in this field.
Create a blog
What do you do with all the information soaked up from hours and hours of learning? You make a blog! Put your incisive and informed thoughts for everyone to see. Open discussions and start forums. You don’t even have to be a pro just yet. Nurture the activity in your blog, this will help your career in the long haul.
Network with other software engineers
Join code camps and participate in meet-ups devoted to cool nerds like you. You will definitely benefit from sharing experiences with fellow developers and learning from theirs.
Be a game-changer, a trailblazer
There are so many software whizzes in this country alone—how can you stand out? Start an initiative: a project, a hackathon, and—you might as well reach for the stars here—a startup. See what we told you about software engineering being more than just coding? Go out there and be brave and take risks that will pay off in the future.
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