Raul Hernandez Lopez

Staff Software Engineer @ Zendesk

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 we always thought of becoming an expert at a particular technology. First learning the technology and lately mastering that subject.
In 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 courage, we became proud of what we made. Or at least we should be.

In this panel, we’ll share what we wish we knew when we started working as an amateur engineer. What would help us progress in our career in more ways than just management. What parallelisms 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 which path we might prefer to follow. Not all finish as a manager position if you like the engineering side of things. So why 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 worked in the UK, Belgium or Spain.