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Junioring Senior Developers

Vladimir Jovanović

Android Developer

FlixBus

Being a senior developer is great and it’s the goal of every junior developer. You feel like you know everything, you feel that every problem is solved as soon as you touch the keyboard, and it just feels easy and natural.

But more often than not, you forget how it feels to be a junior, to be at the beginning of the road, to start something new, to feel bad at what you do. We tend to forget how scary software development can be, and how discouraging working in a team of people that are more knowledgeable than you can feel.

To be a senior developer, you also need to be a teacher to your fellow junior developers. But how to teach them if you don’t understand their problems?!

In this talk, we will be tackling this problem.
First, we will check what the causes of this problem are in the first place. Next, we will check different ways to overcome these issues. Finally, we will see how you can use your knowledge to help new developers make their first steps, how to be supportive, and help them become an irreplaceable part of the developer community.

Vladimir Jovanovic is a passionate Android developer and a Pluralsight author. Over the past 8 years, he has been helping companies have clean and stable Android applications. He currently lives in Berlin and is an active member of the Android community. As part of the FlixBus team, he is bringing a green way of transportation to the world.