Full-Time Job: Notorious Conference Speaker

Full-Time Job: Notorious Conference Speaker

BuildStuff 2015 is over, so is (almost) another season of conferencing. It has left me somewhat ambivalent about whether I'm up for more in 2016 - I've written about that after DevDay 2015 already, so I'm not gonna repeat myself. But there's one thing I just can't resist bitching on. A new career model that has emerged recently (?) - Notorious Conference Speaker (aka NCS). Who's an NCS? NCS is a person who appears every 2nd conference (at least), who's known rather because of his/her conf sessions than actually "building stuff", who (in majority of cases) has had…

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How to spend you training budget (if you have some) weasely, ... erhm, I mean 'wisely'

You all know how this business is alike: if you’re not learning, you’re getting out of the game quickly - knowledge that is more than 3 years old is pretty much worthless. That’s why you should use every possible opportunity to invest in your self-development: fortunately many companies understand that pretty well already. This blog post is just a collection of hints - these are the rules I follow personally. Enjoy and feel free to comment: If your current employer doesn’t have anything like a training budget (or an equivalent) - make…

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