In this production, Scott Hanselman and Rob Conery offer suggestions and advice on how you can get out there, and get involved. Blogging, Twitter, Github, StackOverflow, User Groups and Conferences: all of this can make you a happier, more productive developer and inspire you to take your career to the next level.
In this production, Scott Hanselman and Rob Conery offer suggestions and advice on how you can get out there, and get involved. Blogging, Twitter, Github, StackOverflow, User Groups and Conferences: all of this can make you a happier, more productive developer and inspire you to take your career to the next level. You certainly don't have to be social to be better at writing code - but sharpening your skills this way helps you when it comes time for a job interview, a yearly review where a promotion is on the line, or when you want to start running an Open Source project. For this production we sought out the people who are very active and well known in the social arena: Scott Hanselman and Jeff Atwood talk about blogging, writing, and "working your voice free" so people who read your posts hear you loud and clear. Jon Skeet joins us to talk about what a Good Question is on StackOverflow - and also how you can gain reputation by providing Good Answers - and edits to Good Questions! We venture out to the Portland Area DotNet Users Group (PADNUG) and meet a few developers who have just started going - as well as people who have been there for years. While we were there, Scott gave a 10-minute lightning talk on Azure - a great way to get started speaking if you're not a fan of public speaking.
Introduction (Music playing) Every profession has a social component to it. How will you navigate that has a direct impact on your career. In your current job, you were hired because you had an impact on the person interviewing you. Promotions, raises, demotions, and getting fired, these things are all heavily influenced by your social skill level. How much do you pay attention to it? How often do you get out to mix with your peers, to learn new things, to network, share ideas. That's what this production is all about. Scott Hanselman and I focus on sharpening your social skills both online and in person. In this video, you'll learn how to create a blog, writing effective posts, and developing a solid trusted voice in the community. Establish a Twitter presence, navigating the ocean of opinion, vitriol, and ever-present cat pictures in order to squeeze value from this global communication medium. We'll show you how to get involved in social coding as well, contributing, creating, and maintaining open source projects on GitHub. In addition, John Skeet will join us and talk about what it means to write a good question and give a good answer on Stack Overflow. Finally, we'll join Scott at a local user group meeting in Portland, Oregon, mixing it up with his homies. User groups are a great way to meet people from your community, learn something new from the presenters, as well as find work in the form of long-term jobs or short-term contract positions. This video is filmed live on the streets of Portland, Oregon in the Spring of 2013 and has been the most ambitious production we've put together yet. We feel the subject is incredibly important for you as a developer and is one of the easiest ways to improve your career and overall happiness at work. We hope you enjoy this production as much as enjoyed creating it. Now what are you doing in my face? I'm sick of you Conery.