developer, lead instructor @ hackeryou - Kristen Spencer

0. 1. 8. WE'VE GOT ISSUES. "Too many" junior developers on the market. "Too hard" to recruit senior developers ... I give John the apple. We give him the apple.
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I'M KRISTEN SPENCER. DEVELOPER, LEAD INSTRUCTOR @ HACKERYOU

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(OR: HOW TO LEARN GOOD AND DO OTHER THINGS GOOD TOO)

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR JUNIOR DEV

Who said it: junior or senior dev?

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LET'S PLAY A GAME!

"I've been really stuck on this one thing for like, two days." "I just learned X and now it feels like I need to learn Y."

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"I have no idea what I'm doing."

we're all learning ALL THE TIME ...just to stay relevant 😅😅😅

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TRICK QUESTION!

"Too many" junior developers on the market "Too hard" to recruit senior developers

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WE'VE GOT ISSUES.

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WE CAN FIX THIS.

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MENTORSHIP IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS WRITING CODE.

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I DON'T BELONG HERE

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BECAUSE I HAD TO. I FIGURED THIS OUT

1 cut out the noise 2 repeat repeat repeat 3 value context 4 have empathy

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HOW DO WE DO THIS

Reduce the overwhelm in order to focus on the important.

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CUT OUT THE NOISE

The apple is red. It is John’s apple. I give John the apple. We give him the apple. He gives it to John. She gives it to him.

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MINIMUM EFFECTIVE DOSE.

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WHAT IS THE MVD OF YOUR CODEBASE?

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THE .MAP() METHOD ASYNC CODE & CALLBACKS IMMUTABILITY

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CLASSES IN JAVASCRIPT

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YOU DON'T NEED TO KNOW EVERYTHING

LEARNERS

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focus on the fundamentals look for patterns when you figure something out, see if you can explain it to someone else

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CUT OUT THE NOISE

MENTORS

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isolate the fundamentals and make sure you can explain them well ask your dev to explain things back to you identify gaps in knowledge

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CUT OUT THE NOISE

With repetition, the brain can start to identify and learn patterns.

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REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT

At the edge of your abilities, improving every time. (if you practice mediocrity, you stay mediocre)

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DEEP PRACTICE

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MAKE MISTAKES FIX THEM RINSE AND REPEAT

LEARNERS

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build a ton of small projects memorize syntax so you can focus on logic

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REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT

MENTORS

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have frequent, planned feedback on the schedule bring your dev into code reviews for other people's PRs assign similar tasks and let the brain figure out the pattern

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REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT

Don't lose sight of the big picture.

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