Ancient City Ruby 2015

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Whether you're a student or a CTO, it's worth taking a moment to consider the transition from student to professional. The Junior Jump will explore strategies that will help you become or mentor a confident junior developer. We'll discuss how candidates and employers can use the interview stage to set a foundation for a productive transition, how to figure out what kind of mentorship/pairing model will work best with the resources available at your company and examples of projects that are challenging and appropriate for developers transitioning into their first jobs. I'll draw on my own experience working on the DMCA claim system at Kickstarter, as well as interviews with experienced software leads and developers currently in their first jobs. We will hear anecdotes from developers from university, bootcamp and self-taught backgrounds and as well as engineers experienced in mentoring junior devs at very diverse companies.

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