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(107)
Level
Beginner
Updated
June 8, 2017
Duration
49m 42s
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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Transcript
Transcript

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 could 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.

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 I7’s, from 110 baud Teletypes to gigabit Internet, and 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 sight - to keep up with technology. You need 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.