March 22, 2014, 9:00 AM CST — 1:30 PM CST, On-Line
Learn the things they don't tell you in school, learn what you need to know to actively manage your career. Because if you don't manage it, no one else will.
We have gathered 4 experts that want to talk to you about the things you need to know to put your career on the track you want it on, and keep it there.
Day Camp 4 Developers started as a way to teach developers those skills they need to know but that you won't see at most schools or conferences. We've experimented with other topics and played with the format a bit, but with this one we are returning to our roots. To that end, we are moving DC4D#9: Managing Your Career back to a Saturday, so that nobody has an excuse not to attend.
Soft Skills are important
Look, they aren't always sexy, but soft skills are important to developers. You need to know how to put yourself out there to get jobs, clients, whatever you are looking to get. We looked at the non-technical problems facing developers today and then identified 4 speakers that can help. You will learn:
You get all 4 talks for only $40.
Each of these talks by themselves is worth $40 more more. The knowledge you you will gain by listening to — and asking questions of — any one of these 4 experts far outweighs the cost of the entire program. DC4D is going to give all four to you for only $40.
Thursday Bram - Showcasing your Skills
Lonnie Brown - Working with Recruiters
Jim Hopkinson - Salary Negotiation
Brian Prince - Soft Skillz – They Aren't Just for Humans Anymore
That's not all!
Ever see a great talk at a conference and when you get home, you can't remember some of the best points? You go to share the ideas with your co-workers and you draw a blank. We've got your back on this one. Once the event is over, we will send everyone links to re-watch the videos as much as they want for the next two years. Bookmark them and pull them up during your lunch hour, re-watch them during your down time. Whenever you want, you can re-watch any or all the sessions for up to 2 years.
Grab your career by the horns
Don't let your career just happen, grab it by the horns and steer it in the direction you want it to go. Let these 4 experts show you how.
This talk will cover the pros and cons of working with a recruiter. We'll discuss the benefits a good recruiter can bring to the table in job selection, company qualification and background information, communication, interview preparation and salary negotiation, how to find a recruiter that specializes in your area of work and some questions you may want to ask your recruiter to verify they are indeed someone you want to work with. We'll have tips on communicating with your recruiter, and how to set expectations and clearly communicate your needs. And last but not least, you'll learn how to properly thank your recruiter for his or her hard work.
You learned a lot in school, but probably not the one critical skill you'll need throughout your career: how to negotiate your salary. In this presentation Jim gives you the tools you need for that key moment when discussing compensation for a new job or asking for a raise.
You'll learn what to say and when to say it, how to master FBI negotiation techniques, how to create a one-of-a-kind document to secure the highest salary range, and when to use Jim's "right back at ya" method to regain control of an interview and arrive at the number you want.
Growing your career as a programmer doesn't just depend on your ability to write great code. You need to be able to show your expertise to people who aren't reviewing your code line by line, inside the companies you work both for and with. That requires showcasing your expertise, whether you're writing or speaking about your specialities. This talk will cover strategies for showcasing your expertise and sharing your knowledge
Brian looks back at 20 years of being a developer, consultant, manager and business owner. He will talk about the skills and wisdom that you need to be happy and successful in your career, how to plan where you're going, how to communicate with humans, and keep your skills sharp and fresh.