Having a career in high tech is awesome. You get to work with and be part of creating new technology. You get to solve problems and help make the world a better place. You get to work with smart and interesting people. And the money is good. But there are hidden secrets to technology careers as well, things rarely discussed that are not taught in school. There are opportunities, tricks and traps that most people learn about over time - sometimes the hard way. Now is your chance to learn from other people’s mistakes. You’ll leave this course with a deeper understanding of what drives your career, and what it looks like from your employer’s perspective. You’ll discover that in many cases it is possible to predict the future, and embrace it or avoid it – depending on what is coming your way. You may lose some illusions, but you’ll find that reality in most cases, is even better. And if it isn’t, you’ll have some solid strategies to deal with it.
Dan Appleman is a well known author, software developer, and speaker. Currently the CTO of Full Circle Insights, he is the author of numerous books, ebooks, and online courses on various topics (technology and other). His latest book is "Advanced Apex Programming" - advancedapex.com Personal Website http://danappleman.com.
Course Overview [Autogenerated] Hi, everyone. My name is Dan Appleman and welcome to my course, the hidden secrets of technology careers. It feels like just yesterday that I graduated with nice new degrees in electrical engineering and information and computer science. I was so young, so enthusiastic, and I must confess, so naive. The things I didn't know. Now I've done all right but have made my share of mistakes along the way. Some of them were because I simply did not understand what it really meant to have a career in technology. My purpose in this course is to give you a chance to learn from my mistakes and those of others I've known. You'll learn about the economics of technology and understanding that is essential given that it's technology that pays your salary. You'll get a deep look at careers from two perspectives, that of the technology worker and that of the technology employer understanding. The latter could make a big difference in your career. Even if you don't go into management by the end of this course, you'll know that tips, tricks and secrets of the veterans how to take full advantage of opportunities that come your way and avoid many of the pitfalls, both common and uncommon, that can come up over the course of a technology career. This course is an update to the earlier course. The dark side of technology careers renamed because, frankly, there's plenty of light is, well, something not reflected in the earlier title. I hope you'll join me on this journey to discover the hidden secrets of technology careers here at Pluralsight.