A year of professional development

It is a well-known fact that professional software developers are driven by more than monetary rewards.  Rob Walling wrote a great article ten years ago that still rings true today about motivating developers. Learning new things is at the topic of my list.  In the old days you had to find money to attend conferences, however, now pretty much everything is online.  While there is no substitute for being able to immerse yourself in new technology at a conference watching recordings is not a bad way to learn.  As a manager it has always been difficult to find the money to send folks to a conference. Breaking top developers away from their work is an equally difficult challenge.  Last year we started playing recordings from interesting conferences at company sponsored lunch and learns.  Listed below is our “playlist.”




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