Developing Talent - Starting Out Doesn’t Have to be Hard
Starting out as a developer can be a daunting experience. This is true in many industries but in tech, we are conditioned to think that it’s only natural talent that makes a developer great at what they do.
As someone who has worked both in education and as a developer, Emma aims to examine some of the ideas that hold us back in making the most of our talent. This session will explore ways to close that gap between Junior and Senior in terms of ability, of course, but also the parts that are played by engagement and confidence.
This session will provide practical ideas that attendees can implement in their own teams, with colleagues of all experience levels. It will cover the mapping of career paths with measurable goal setting, discuss the value of mentoring and address some of the questions a junior might not even know they need to ask.
Works at poweredbypie and lives in United Kingdom
Emma Burstow is a .Net developer and Certified Umbraco Master. Having started her own career in the tech world working with Umbraco, Emma is passionate about fostering pathways for new talent and fostering nurturing environments for those starting out in the profession. An MVP and Certified Umbraco Master, Emma has spends much of her time away from her desk writing about tech, attending Umbraco and other tech-centred meetups and working with other community members and HQ on the PR team.