Junior Developers - The Next Generation

Demand for technologists is fast becoming unfulfillable. The pool of talent is drying up, with the oldies heading into retirement, management or just straight up senility, it is never a more important time than now to grow the next generation of technologists!

I'll take you on the Junior Developer journey with me, from justifying why Juniors are good for business, how to help them jump In and level up when they first join a team, and then how to continue developing their skills and career throughout their journey. 

I'll talk problems, benefits, hints, how to use agile to help make the process painless and prosperous, based on a combination of personal experience, local research, and industry practises, plus some ideas a little left of centre.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Who the f am I?

Justifying - Why Juniors

  • Four Benefits of Juniors 

Jumping In - The first 1 - 3 months 

  • Three problems and their solutions
  • Example of using story creation for Juniors. 

Journey - Ongoing support 

  • Building great developers

How to engaging with Juniors and Get Started

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Learning Outcome

Walk away with information so you can start the discussion about hiring Juniors in your workplace and teams. 

Equip your tool belt so you can onboard Juniors and help overcome the common struggles that Juniors face. 

Where to find Juniors, what to look for, and how to engage in the next generation of developers. 

Target Audience

Everyone in tech with an interest in the future of tech & it's people

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