Tips for Staying Employed as an Older Developer
A response to an article Tips for Staying Employed as an Older Developer
A bit about myself, older and working as a developer, team lead and project manager, writing here to add to the options for staying relevant, and how to let the world know about it.
- GitHub - I have several libraries in C# and F#, so that others can directly use and evaluate my code
- NuGet - Packaged versions of code shared on GitHub
- Blogs - lately I have been learning data languages, and have several, focused on design patterns and algorithms, as well as one focused on data analysis using R, Python, and F#
- Websites - I have several sites, along with blogs, all accessible from a primary site, James Igoe. This site has links to other sites and blogs, one of which is an older site where I share code as downloads - this site predates GitHub - in my core languages, VBA, C# and SQL, tools for doing programming interviews, as well as cheat sheets.
- Reposts of career and tech-related articles on LinkedIn, GooglePlus (communities), Twitter, Facebook (page)
- Training - Yes, like others I am always learning, but I also share the material I work through and my opinion about it, meaning writing book reviews and sharing my opinion on courses from Pluralsight.