Developer Education – Don’t Underestimate Your Own Expertise with Megan Sullivan

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  • Gatsby

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    Megan: I don't have as much lived experience with that. I'm about to be three jobs deep into my official tech part of my career. And so at Thoughtworks, I was there for a little over two years, I think. And then Gatsby, I've been here for a year. Part of me feels like with the tech industry, not that it's expected, but it feels more commonplace to be like, oh, you stay here for a year and then you switch, especially in startups.

  • murder

    Large scale server deploys using BitTorrent and the BitTornado library (by ervinb)

    I think that Twitter has been huge for me, even in the last year or two. I feel like I wasn't really…I was like a lurker on Twitter for a while. But I feel like I've just recently started doing more engaging with actual people and asking questions and posting resources that I find that I think are cool. And so as you build a following that way, like if you're putting out content of just like, hey, here's the thing that I learned, even if you're not an expert at it just saying, "I learned this thing," and maybe it will help someone else.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • obsidian-releases

    Community plugins list, theme list, and releases of Obsidian.

    Megan: There you go. But that's huge. And I feel like as somebody who's learning stuff, it helps to have those people where it's like, oh, I don't right now, I'm learning about Obsidian. I've heard people talking about it forever, not forever but recently. And so I just tweeted something like, "Hey, I want to learn this thing. What resources do you have, internet people?" And people showed up and were like, "Oh, look at this thread." I've got a bunch of really cool resources now.

  • Next.js

    The React Framework

    Megan: I think that you can just kind of do it. The beautiful thing about the internet is that exists. You can roll your own WordPress blog or even something with Gatsby or Next. You can roll your own website relatively easily. And so you can just write stuff and then put it out there.

  • foundation

    GraphQL Foundation Charter and Legal Documents (by graphql)

    Megan: Yeah. Well, and especially something like Apollo, where they've got a bunch of different…They've got a bunch of different packages depending on whether you're working on the server-side or whether you're working on the front end. So I think that they do a really good job of showing the connection between those boundaries and explaining why. Why do we care about GraphQL? Why do we care about how the system is set up?

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