There is more to being in tech than coding. Coding, yes you need it to grow your technical skills, but there’s more than that.
One concept I’ve struggled with is not knowing what to learn next.
I got the 100 level concepts. But did not know how to get to level 200. Or what level 200 even looked like. This made it easy to fall into tutorial hell.
It’s like, yes, you know the basics. You know how to code. But what does coding look like outside the confines of a personal project? What does it look like at scale? Thinking even further ahead, what does it look like at a large, global (planetary!) company?
And it’s difficult to see what that could look like, without already being on the inside of those companies.
Lucky, some companies give us peak.
- AirBnB Engineering & Data Science
- Capital One Tech
- Facebook Engineering
- The GitHub Blog
- Google Developers
- Heroku Engineering
- PayPal Engineering
- Rover Engineering
- Salesforce Engineering
- Shopify Engineering
- Spotify Engineering & Design
- Slack Engineering
- Stack Overflow
- MultiThreaded Technology at Stitch Fix
- Twitter Engineering