Developing New Experiences

VSTH09 Polytechnical Careering

11/18/2021

1:00pm - 2:15pm

Level: Intermediate

Ted Neward

Director, Platform Strategy

Quicken Loans

If you're a software developer, and you're currently fluent in one language, are you doomed to irrelevancy? Is it actually better to be a "jack-of-all-languages, master of none", or is there some kind of happy medium in between? And if so, how do you tell when you're in it? In this talk, a "polytechnical" programmer will talk about his experiences living across multiple languages, platforms, and storage systems.

You will learn:

  • Answer the question, "Why learn more?"
  • How to leverage what you learn in areas not directly related
  • Avoid being doomed to irrelevancy