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It's Okay, No One Knows Anything

When I tell people what I do for a living, they tend to respond “Wow, you must be smart!” — my shameful secret is, like most other developers, eh, not especially. I just know how to figure things out, and am interested in doing so. I’d like to encourage other people who are interested in a career as a developer but are scared that they’re not “smart” enough (whatever that means), or don’t have the right background (my fellow English majors, represent!), or are otherwise hopelessly unqualified to pursue one — I’ll let them in on the secret that we all basically Google things all day long, and that’s totally fine.

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This talk was delivered live in June 2017 at AltConf. The video was recorded, produced, and transcribed by Realm, and is published here with the permission of the conference organizers.

Jessica Dennis

Jessica Dennis is a front-end web developer and podcast host in Schenectady, NY of all places. She likes regular expressions more than she should and has written a shameful amount of JavaScript.

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