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