Coding Dojo Hosts Jonathan Dietz (Engineering Manager, Blackbird.io)

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.
  • His top technologies are Python and JavaScript.
  • There are definitely going to be times when you’re going to be publicly shamed by your group of developers – embrace it!

Thanks, Jonathan!

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