Views From Akure TechUp - Tech Garage 2017 2nd Quarter
Saturday morning, Royal Birds Hotel Alagbaka. There was a gathering of great minds all converging at 10:00 am to conversate, share ideas and experiences. Present were developers, designers, C.E.Os, Founders and Investors and the stars of the show:
“ I see everybody with laptops. You guys already know how to code, we’re not here to teach you that, we’re here to talk to one another and share experiences”
After I jejely close my laptop, Usman Abiola, a UI/UX designer at Flutterwave, took the floor and talked about his story and design journey while dropping keys on how to stay relevant. 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎
How to stay relevant — Usman Abiola
🔑 Diversify your knowledge base.
🔑 Get Known.
i. Have a portfolio.
iii. Improve your communication skill.
iv. Be value driven.
🔑 Choose your support system carefully.
🔑 Be financially sensible.
🔑 Develop yourself.
🔑 Always find a business need.
🔑 Build, Build, Build.
“Develop yourself ; you are your biggest project.”
After the applause, Lawrence Agbani a Microsoft developer from Konga took the floor to bless us with his developer journey and experience, also dropping a few gems on how to be a world class developer. 💪 💪 💪 💪 💪
How to grow as a developer — Lawrence Agbani
💎 Have someone else review your code.
💎 You don’t know everything, be humble and learn.
💎 Learn how to use Git/GitHub.
💎 Your functions/classes should always have a single responsibility.
💎 You can’t escape maths.
💎 Learn Algorithms and Data structures.
💎 Specialize and be known for it.
“As a developer, it is a good practice to always show your codes to a senior engineer to review”
After what seemed like forever, pies and water started floating around to their respective owners. 😋 😋
10 questions later, Kitan grabbed the mic to round up the show and usher us outside for a group picture leading into networking and more networking.
It was a great learning experience for me and the Akure tech community. Big thanks to the sponsors and speakers. 🙏 🙏 🙏 🙏 🙏
If you missed it make sure you don’t miss the next one.
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