Raul Hernandez Lopez

Staff Software Engineer - Android & Mobile SDKs

Talk Title

What I wish I knew when I was a junior developer that I would tell as a staff software engineer






11:45 > 40 min


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During many many years I always thought on becoming an expert at a particular technology. First learning the technology and lately mastering that subject.
On our careers, from a junior to a seasoned engineer perspective, we learned many lessons, mainly from our mistakes of course.
When we trained for interviews, read books about software engineering or soft skills or even training for sports competitions. Under those circumstances we built the courage, we became proud on what we made. Or at least we should be.

On this talk you’d learn mostly what I wish I knew when I started working as an amateur engineer. What helped me the most to progress on my career. What parallelism between training for a sports competition could be applied to a developer’s preparation towards higher levels in a career ladder. The positive and negative signs that might indicate us which path we might prefer to follow. Not all finishes as a manager position if you like the engineering side of things. So why to do not follow your instincts?

Speaker Bio

I consider myself a continuous learner, very enthusiastic about the Android platform & Kotlin language specifically.

Nowadays I work as a Staff Software Engineer at Zendesk.
Previously I worked in the past in a variety of startups and big and well known companies such as Twitter, TouchSurgery (now Medtronic), Amadeus, etc.

Lived and studied in the UK, Belgium or Spain.