Uncle Cal's Career Advice for Developers

Cal Evans (21.Apr.2018 at 17:15, 30 min)
Keynote at Longhorn PHP Conference 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Kids, Uncle Cal has been around the career block a few times. Depending on how you define the term “job” I have held more than 15 jobs in my adult career. This doesn’t include side-hustles, moonlighting, or wild ideas. I’ve worked for the good, the bad, and the ugly; and trust me, there is a lot of ugly out there.

In this talk we’ll examine a few of the life-lessons I’ve learned the hard way. Some of them will be interesting, some of them insightful, some of them silly. Regardless, these lessons were generally learned by making big enough mistakes. Spend a little time with me, learn the lessons I’ve learned so that you don’t repeat my mistakes. You are then free to go make your own new mistakes. ????

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Rating: 5 of 5

22.Apr.2018 at 09:06 by John Taylor (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The man indeed knows how to spin a yarn. I give Cal special props for publicly thanking the @twilio closed caption transcriber, Amanda.

Rating: 5 of 5

22.Apr.2018 at 19:50 by Ed Barnard (76 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I don't think Cal got to see [Amanda blushes] on the caption screen. Uncle Cal is all about encouraging us to be a community, and sure enough, that lesson snuck in as being the whole point of the talk. Well played.

Rating: 5 of 5

23.Apr.2018 at 12:56 by Keith Casey (105 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I've caught dozens of Cal's talks and a few of his keynotes and he *still* manages to hit points I hadn't considered and makes it resonate. This was a great one, don't miss it.

Rating: 5 of 5

23.Apr.2018 at 18:46 by Donald Scott Brown (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk and energy. Lessons learned and pushing for us to be better version of ourself.

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