The worst advice Pearl got as a junior developer was to keep her head down and her hard work would speak for itself. Wrong! If you want that promotion, to get asked for exciting new opportunities, and perhaps even gain a little bit of fame, you need to toot your own horn.
Selling yourself does not have to feel icky or manipulative. In fact, selling yourself as a developer is simply about sharing what’s already in your head, what you have already done, what you’re currently learning, and what you’re passionate about. It can be as easy as tweeting or starting a blog.
Help developers get into the habit of regularly documenting and sharing their work for the good of humanity — and for some personal branding too.
Developers of all levels.
Five Things Audience Members Will Learn
- That humans are inherently salespeople — embrace it and get good at it
- Tips for writing and creating great technical content for the web — whether it’s a 140 character tweet or a 14-minute Medium read
- A crash course on applying to and speaking at conferences
- Stories of how Pearl got to #1 on HackerNews that one time, and why she has 17K followers on Google+ and 3K on Twitter. Luck??
- How to make animated gifs (you think she’s joking but this is one of her most commonly asked questions when she posts a tutorial)