Engineering Manager and overall well-rounded Internet consultant Jonathan Dietz recently joined us for a tech talk. He covered what a day in the life of an engineer is like, what it’s like to manage a group of engineers, how he got started and even showed off his rather impressive beard.
A little bit about Jonathan:
He has about 12 years of industry experience and had a good amount to share with our aspiring Jr Web Developers. He’s been managing teams of tech professionals for a long time and knows the ins and outs of a good developer and team member. He’s worked as an Operations Manager, Technology Manager, Lead Developer, Software Engineer – you name it!
Here are a few key takeaways from our chat:
- Teaching yourself something new is basically a sink or swim environment and it consists of loads of hard work and research.
- You have to really invest in your craft to become good at it.
- The neat thing about technology, in general, is that there are always a bunch of new things happening that aren’t necessarily taught in schools.
- There are definitely going to be times when you’re going to be publicly shamed by your group of developers – embrace it!