The Internet (especially Google) is an immense learning resource. It is akin to finding a needle in a haystack on one hand as well drinking from a firehose (or water tanker) on the other hand. Getting started with technology (to save one's life) can be very daunting. In Africa, where there is a lack of critical infrastructure - power, Internet, food, shelter, clothing etc. - the challenge is amplified. This session will in a very opinionated way, guide participants on how to "Get Started in 7 Days" and become a sought-after rock star technology professional in just a few years.
How To / DIY / Mentor session / Impart wisdom / Inspiring / Beginner
How can I become a well-paid Information Technology professional and land a job, start or company or become 'successful' in the shortest possible time?
Which technology or programming language should I learn?
How can I get an entry-level job in a technology company such as Google, Facebook or Twitter?
Full-stack JS/RoR Developer & Product Manager, with over 10 years working with start-ups in HR, Media, Finance, Education, Mobile Technology and Logistics.
Learning & teaching junkie who has learned things in the last 10 months that are more relevant lessons learned in the preceding 10 years.