Scheduled for: March 2nd, 2016, 6:05 pm PT / Category: Interviews
In this talk, John Sonmez talks about the reasons why he thinks that, in order to really succeed as a software developer—you need to be well rounded, and willing to learn whatever it takes to succeed, but do it in a short timeframe by focusing on your core skills, interests, and gifts.
John Sonmez is the Founder of the widely popular blog Simple Programmer and author of “Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual.”
John originally started Simple Programmer in 2009 as a personal blog where he tried to distill what he was learning into simple, easily understandable content. But, today Simple Programmer is more than just a blog… and more than just John. Today, Simple Programmer is focused on helping software developers, programmers and other IT professionals improve their careers and live better lives.
As a software developer, John often found that people tend to have a way of making things appear more complex than they really are. He discovered that often the simple solutions were the best ones—although not always the easiest to derive.