Keeping up with changes in Industry

My current approach, it changes over my career time, is quite simple:

1. Work in the company that pushes new tech.

2. Talk with other engineers :D, get few contact with people working in cutting edge companies with a lot of hands-on experience.

3. Go to meetups, present what you have done or what you are doing

4. Forge your experience into Opensource [WIP]

5. Portals:

  • Tech:
    • https://aphyr.com – serious work on distributed systems
    • http://highscalability.com/
    • https://www.oreilly.com/feed/four-short-links – random interesting staff
    • lobste.rs / hackernews.com – the time eaters, often filled with click-bails, use with caution
  • Management:
    • manager-tools.com
  • HR:
    • Hung Lee’s – http://www.recruitingbrainfood.com

Caveat: If you have already few years of experience, start fighting your following activities, you have limited time, you follow or lead.

 

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