I teach, therefore I learn a talk by Juha-Matti Santala

Friday, 14 June, 12:30 in Ballroom

There are many ways to improve your skills as a developer. Teaching programming is an awesome but bit under-appreciated one.

Becoming a senior developer is about so much more than just technical competency. It’s about helping others succeed, it’s about becoming a leader and it’s about being a good communicator with users, clients and teammates.

In this talk, I will share how 6+ years of programming teaching has made me a better developer in the core understanding of topics, communication, and perspective as well as reveal all the additional perks of joy, diversity, and making friends.

This talk is suitable for both beginner and advanced Pythonistas.

Juha-Matti Santala

I’m a web developer and a community builder from Futurice who wants to help increase diversity in the technology world and make technology more accessible to everyone. I'm the founder of Turku ❤️ Frontend, the most compassionate developer community in Finland.

I have taught hundreds of people ranging from elementary school children to senior citizens from all walks of life in various workshops during the past 6 years. Thanks to the skills I have learned on that adventure, I’ve become successful as a software developer.

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