Category Archives: Chapter 2: Choosing which technologies and domains to focus on

Step 5: Get your priorities straight

By now you should have a focused and complete list of technologies and domains that clearly define the specific career goal you’re aiming for, however, we’re not quite ready to get our hands dirty just yet. Before you can get … Continue reading

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Step 4: Define a specific career goal

So far in this chapter, we have been gathering what is essentially the extensive list of requirements you would need to get almost any job within your chosen area of interest. The problem is, there is almost certainly more items … Continue reading

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Step 3: Look for jobs that interest you

Hopefully by this point you’ve at least managed to narrow your career path down to a single problem domain. Right now you may still be unsure about which technologies and subdomains to focus on, but that’s alright because the aim … Continue reading

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Step 2: Look for companies that interest you

Now that you have a rough idea of the kind of job you’re looking for, it’s time to begin smoothing out the edges. Firstly, you’ll need to start making some more focused decisions about the problem domain you find most … Continue reading

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Step 1: Visualise yourself in your dream job

We’ve established that developing free and open source software is an excellent way to learn and practice new skills, but before you get to writing any code, you need to think about what it is you’re aiming to practice. Every … Continue reading

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