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International Women’s Day is around the corner. Let’s look forward to a change

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As an advocate for women in technology — and being a woman in technology myself — I have been approached a few times by companies and leaders for ideas and best practices to retain and promote female talent in the industry. It’s great to see because if companies only focus on hiring female talent and do not put as much effort into supporting them and creating an environment that enables them to thrive, it would be like collecting water with leaky buckets.

The truth is that women in tech are not all that different from women in other industries. However…

Be vigilant by understanding pivotal learning mistakes

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Learning, upskilling, and staying in touch with the latest technology and trends are a part of any software developer’s life. They are not optional extras but are vital to the successful achievement of their career goals. However, there are some common learning mistakes that developers often make regardless of where they are currently in their careers.

The common learning mistakes are:

  1. Not having a learning plan.
  2. Not setting a clear end goal.
  3. Choosing too broad a topic.
  4. Having a consumption overload.
  5. Not keeping track of progress.

1. Not Having a Learning Plan

Don’t self-sabotage. Become your own biggest self-advocate and get ahead at work

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You really wanted that promotion to become a senior employee, manager or director, but for some reason, you were overlooked yet again. Of course, you’re disappointed, but you’re also somewhat relieved. “Oh well, I am probably not ready yet,” you thought to yourself.

If this sounds like you, then there is one thing that’s holding you back. It is not your skill, ability, or performance. It’s your limiting beliefs. That’s right: You are holding yourself back from getting promoted due to your own limiting beliefs. What are limiting beliefs? They are the assumptions we have that restrict us from achieving…

A practical guide for engineering managers at tech companies.

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The Engineering Manager’s How-To Guide is very targeted for engineering managers, and in this book, you won’t find generic advice like having regular 1:1’s, giving feedback, etc. Yes, those things are absolutely important, but they are not specific to an engineering manager’s role. It’s my goal to make sure this book provides a concise and actionable guide for engineering managers, the specific and niche content for engineering managers that you won’t find in other leadership and management books.

Here are the key takeaways from each chapter in the book.

Chapter 1

How To Transition From A Software Engineer To An Engineering Manager

3 steps to take after you’ve made up your…

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How to write a resume that showcases your analytical skills and business acumen

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Data scientist role is one of the highest-paying and most prestigious roles in 2021. As technology becomes the centre of our lives due to digital transformation in the last decade and data can be used to tell compelling stories to business executives, data scientists become an in-demand professional. There are both good and bad sides to this transformation. Let’s start with the good. If you are a data scientist, it means you will be sought-after and your chance of getting a job is high. …

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The need for agile project management becomes more important than ever as software development increases in complexity and teams are working remotely. From how decisions are made about a technical design of a feature to how teams respond to customers on an outage, and everything in between, having a structured approach helps you manage software delivery teams and deliver customer value with ease and efficiency.

The 4 easy & proven ways to adopt agile in your organisation today are:

1) Set up agile ceremonies and cadence

And what to use instead in measuring performance

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Let’s face it, our industry is obsessed with the idea that more is better —multitasking, working long hours, hustling, getting many things done.

However, as we embrace a new way of working, remote work, distributed environment, we know we need to let go of things from the past that no longer work. This includes using vanity metrics and old-fashioned ways to measure productivity.

Because more isn’t always better, especially when it comes to measuring the performance of a software developer.

Don’t: Use story points completed to measure the performance of a software engineer

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Learning new skills is part of a software developer’s role due to the frequent changes and advancements in technology and frameworks. I personally know quite a few developers who are learning Rust right now. However, just learning programming skills isn’t enough if you want to succeed and get ahead in your software developer’s career.

What are strategic career goals?

Strategic career goals are those that will propel you towards where you want to head professionally, in one year, two years, or even five years. They have a purpose, reflect your professional vision, and have a significant impact on your career success.

Strategic career goals for software developers

How any developer can make an extra $1000 a month online

Idea 1: Write on Medium

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With Medium Partners Program and pay-wall, you can earn a healthy income from writing on Medium and getting your work published in major publications. According to my research, a large majority of top publications on Medium are about self-improvement, followed by programming and entrepreneurship. As developers, it’s great news for you as you can write about programming topics.

What you need: Writing skill and a Medium account

Idea 2: Teach a technical skill via an online course

Women in tech: Take these four steps to ensure you’re ready mentally & intellectually

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Preparation is key in doing well for interviews at tech companies when there are hundreds, if not thousands of other applicants competing for the same role.

It’s especially is more important for women in tech because when women feel that they are well-prepared for an interview, they perform much better. You’ve probably heard the following statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them. The same theory holds true: women feel more confident if they have put 100% effort into interview preparation.

Interviewing is a…

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