Kent C. Dodds - Software Engineer Educator at Kent C. Dodds Tech


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Talking Points:

  • The transition from full-time software engineer to full-time educator
  • How teaching solidifies understanding
  • Involvement in the open-source community avoid losing touch with the newest tech
  • Going beyond following tutorials
  • Ways to get exposure to different problems
  • Importance of motivation
  • Being flexible in project scoping
  • Practice Interview skills by interviewing
  • Importance of blogging

Quotable Quotes:

  • “Sharing my knowledge is a great way to solidify my understanding” - KCD
  • “I quote Ashley Williams ‘Teaching is nature’s way of showing you how sloppy your understanding is.’ ” - KCD
  • “Anytime I run into a situation where - it works this way, doesn’t work that way - and I don’t know why, I have to figure out why.” - KCD
  • “I find that the best way to gain experience as a developer is by exposing yourself to problems” - KCD
  • “You need to do something that will motivate you and would be exciting” - KCD
  • “It’s a marathon, not a sprint” - DG
  • “The cost for everybody else in the world for you to publish a new blog post is zero” - KCD
  • “You can’t control your luck, but you can increase the number of situations where you’re lucky” - KCD


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