Keeping up with Technology

Technology professionals who don't keep up with technology soon become ex-technology professionals. Learn how you can efficiently keep up in fields where change is rapid, available knowledge keeps expanding, and current knowledge becomes obsolete.
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Rating
(145)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 8, 2017
Duration
50m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(145)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 8, 2017
Duration
50m
Description

Keeping up with evolving technology doesn't happen by accident - it takes deliberate strategy - what to learn, how to learn, when to learn, and how to compete. It's essential to learn how to keep up efficiently. In this course, Keeping up with Technology, you'll get started on developing your own strategy for improving your learning efficiency so you can win at the technology career race. First, you'll explore different strategies to efficiently keep up with the latest technology. Next, you'll learn which technologies you should keep up with, how to determine when to learn them, and how to find the time. Finally, you'll discover techniques to help you learn efficiently, and how to keep up with technology as a marathon to build a long-lasting career. By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary knowledge to maximize your learning efficiency and time when keeping up with today's evolving world of technology.

About the author
About the author

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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
How do you keep up with technology? Naturally, you have to keep up with the tech you're working on, improving your knowledge of current technology, while preparing for future versions. Broadening your skills into current and future versions of related technology is important as well. There's new technologies that are used in your company that you might want to learn to broaden your responsibilities and maybe help you get that promotion, and then there are technologies you want to learn because they might offer job opportunities in the future. And of course, some that you might want to learn just for fun. Ohhhh, that's a lot of technology to learn. The pressure, the stress, the fear of falling behind is very real. My name is Dan Appleman, and my career spans everything from 8080 microprocessors to Intel i7s, from 110-Bot teletypes to gigabit internet, from PDP-11 BASIC to JavaScript, C#, and Apex. And there's one thing I've learned, you can't rely on brute force, just learning everything in sight to keep up with technology. You have to think strategically. In this course, you'll learn strategies for keeping up, you'll learn how to choose which technologies to keep up with, and how to judge the timing, when to learn them, and how to find the time. You'll discover techniques for learning efficiently and how to treat keeping up with technology as a marathon to build a long lasting career. Above all, you'll learn how to maximize your efficiency so that you can keep up with technology, while still having time to do other things like have a life outside of work. So join me and discover what it really means to keep up with technology.