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Become a Better Engineer Through Writing

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Intuit's iOS Software Engineer, Kristina Thai, presents 4 writing channels that help engineers at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference.

Intuit's iOS Software Engineer, Kristina Thai, presents 4 writing channels that help engineers at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing Conference.

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Become a Better Engineer Through Writing

  1. 2015 Become a Better Engineer Through Writing Kristina Thai iOS Software Engineer Intuit #GHC15 2015 @kristinathai
  2. 2015 Hi, I’m Kristina! @kristinathai 💻 📱 🎓
  3. 2015 What makes a good engineer? @kristinathai
  4. 2015 Engineer Checklist* Technical skills  Strong coder  Domain expert  Problem solver “Soft” skills  Communicates well  Passion for learning  Learns from mistakes  Teacher/mentor @kristinathai *Not a comprehensive list
  5. 2015 What does this have to do with writing? @kristinathai
  6. 2015 4 Writing Channels That Help Engineers @kristinathai
  7. 2015 📓 Personal Journal ❓ Question & Answer Forums 📖 Blogging 📝 Technical Tutorials @kristinathai
  8. 2015 Personal Journal @kristinathai 📓  What is it? − Private place to record your technical challenges
  9. 2015 Personal Journal @kristinathai 📓  Benefits − Reflection time − For your eyes only − Easy to get started  Challenges − Hard to keep up − Doesn’t benefit anyone else − No one to correct you if you’re wrong
  10. 2015 Developer Q&A Forums @kristinathai ❓  What is it? − Places where people go to for help with their technical problems − Knowledgeable experts answer questions
  11. 2015 Q&A Forums @kristinathai ❓
  12. 2015 Q&A Forums❓ @kristinathai
  13. 2015 Q&A Forums @kristinathai ❓  Benefits − Learn what others are struggling with − Easy to pick up whenever you want − Bite-sized chunks − Builds reputation  Challenges − Negative comments
  14. 2015 Blogging  What is it? − Public place to record your technical challenges − Your own personal site, or a part of a blogging community − Most popular form of technical online writing @kristinathai 📖
  15. 2015 Blogging @kristinathai 📖
  16. 2015 Blogging @kristinathai 📖
  17. 2015 Blogging @kristinathai 📖
  18. 2015 Blogging  Benefits − Public exposure − Builds reputation − Reflection time  Challenges − Lots of time & commitment − Keeping your blog fresh & unique @kristinathai 📖
  19. 2015 Technical Tutorials  What is it? − Step-by-step technical walkthroughs that teach others how to do something − Usually has a working demo project at the end − Your own personal site, or a part of a tutorial community @kristinathai 📝
  20. 2015 Technical Tutorials @kristinathai 📝
  21. 2015 Technical Tutorials @kristinathai 📝
  22. 2015 Technical Tutorials  Benefits − By far the absolute best to build reputation − Reinforces learning − Build full projects  Challenges − Even MORE time and commitment − Find unique/undiscovered solutions @kristinathai 📝
  23. 2015 That’s a lot! @kristinathai 🙎 ❓❓❓
  24. 2015 My Journey @kristinathai
  25. 2015@kristinathai
  26. 2015 My Posts @kristinathai
  27. 2015 Website Stats @kristinathai As of Oct 4, 2015
  28. 2015 Blog Contributor @kristinathai
  29. 2015 Invites to Speak @kristinathai
  30. 2015 Benefits @kristinathai
  31. 2015 Getting Started @kristinathai
  32. 2015 Engineer Checklist Technical skills  Strong coder  Domain expert  Problem solver “Soft” skills  Communicates well  Passion for learning  Learns from mistakes  Teacher/mentor @kristinathai
  33. 2015 Tips for Getting Started @kristinathai 🎓 👭 💻 Don’t have to be THE expert Check out your side projects Find a blogging buddy
  34. 2015 More Resources @kristinathai  Websites & apps for personal journals  Great beginner question and answer sites  Blogging & tutorial writing platforms  Tips on how to keep it up kristinathai.com/writing
  35. 2015 Thanks! Kristinathai.com @kristinathai her@kristinathai.com @kristinathai
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