Event Notes | Becoming a Better Developer

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  • Dunning–Kruger effect
  • Imposter Syndrome typically kicks in during the “Uncertainty” build phase.
    • “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
    • Find a code mentor or pair programmer.
  • In the “Efficiency” phase, you start to add scaffolding, automation, code formatting & linting, workflow, testing, etc.
    • Code reusability improves. Turn code into plugins. DRY principles. Use of and creation of packages.
    • Documentation becomes key.
  • In the “Effectiveness” phase, the focus lands on architecture and design patterns.
    • Vary inputs, influences, experiences, and tools.
    • Fill any remaining knowledge gaps.
    • Leadership: mentor others, innovate, contribute back to community, lead initiatives, improve processes, support non-developers, help recruit & onboard, provide technical direction.