by Kevin Lawver on September 6, 2012
There’s a lot of talk these days about learning to code and becoming a developer. As an ancient developer, I both love this and think it’s kind of funny. The way people talk about developers, we’re a cross between bridge trolls and Jedi, and the hyperbole around the glamorous “executive hoodies” lives we lead.
So, for those of you who are thinking of pursuing development as your career path (or second or third career path), come talk to a bunch of developers about what they do, how they do it and what keeps them going. Bring your questions about what it’s like to be a developer (rock star or otherwise) and get them answered by people who actually know what they’re talking about.
This one’s going to be a little different – and I don’t want it to be me talking the whole time. I’d love to get some developers to volunteer (either in the comments or email me – lawver-at-gmail.com) to share their “day in the life” stories about what kind of work they do, how they work, the tools you use, etc. Nothing formal and you wouldn’t have to talk more than five minutes (really).
And if there’s time, I’d also like to chat about the Developer Boot Camp that I posted about earlier, talk about what we’re planning to do and see if anyone’s interested in either attending or helping out.
What: Refresh Savannah: A Day in the Life of a Developer
When: 9/18 @ 6PM (I originally said the 17th, but that’s Monday and Refresh is always on Tuesdays)
Where: ThincSavannah – 35 Barnard St, 3rd Floor
I hope to see you there!