I used to think that, especially during my first year of being a software developer. I wanted to speak at tech conferences. I’d done presentations and debating at school and university, so I thought I’d be good at it. But what did I, a junior developer, have to say about tech that was interesting?
…t I isolated myself too much. I tried to do everything myself and didn’t seek out help from others. I would spend hours, sometimes days, beating my head against the keyboard trying to solve a problem that could’ve been explained to me in 10 minutes. I was too shy, oblivious, and stubborn to put in the effort to find help. The amount of time I wasted in those early days still haunts me.