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Kenzie News Roundup 5/14/21

Kenzie News Roundup 5/14/21

We examine how to stand out as a developer, finding happiness at work, and tackling code reviews. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup. 

Standing out as a developer

Learning how to stand out as a Software Developer is an essential skill to help you land jobs and climb the career ladder. Randall Kanna is the author of “The Standout Developer” and a Product Lead for Trim. In this podcast interview, Randall shares how she got started in the industry and what it’s like being a tech author. Learn more about her tips and tricks for navigating the industry on TechRepublic

Reverse engineer your development process

Speed up your development research process by leveraging reverse engineering. Dennis Turpitka is the CEO and Founder of Apriorit and he uses what he calls “reversing” to help make his team more productive and to avoid project delays. Read more on Forbes

Fake it ‘til you make it 

Confidence is key when it comes to impressing hiring managers and landing a job. But, many of us struggle with finding the balance between being humble and arrogant. This fear can make us sound unsure of ourselves when we’re explaining our accomplishments in interviews. Learn how to circumvent this problem and sound more confident in interviews in this story on Built In

Insider Perspective: Tony Giaccone

Tony Giaccone is a Senior Software Engineer at The New York Times. He’s worked as a Software Engineer for over 35 years and recently shared some of the lessons he’s learned along the way. Get his best advice for someone new to the field on The NYT Open blog

Happiness at work

Let’s face it, every job comes with highs and lows. If you’re dealing with the lows of your profession right now, it’s important to examine your feelings and look for ways to find solutions. UX Designer Chris Kernaghan shares his top tips for navigating storms and finding meaning as a UX Designer. Learn more on UX Collective

Reviewing code reviews

Code reviews can be a nerve-wracking part of working on a software development team. They can be opportunities for bullying and hurt feelings or they can be spaces of growth and learning. Developers share how they’ve been able to reframe code reviews in order to make them more productive for their teams. Find this story on Built In

TLDR: The startups responding to human crises

How exactly does human technology intersect with post-disaster recovery? This long form story examines the ways startups are engaging with disaster relief efforts from communications to mental health care. Learn more on TechCrunch.

Meme of the Week: “Just keep coding, don’t turn around!”

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Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins

Alexa Goins is the Content Marketer at Kenzie Academy. Before she joined the field of higher education marketing, she worked as a journalist and taught English in the South of France. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading non-fiction works, doing embodiment yoga, or planning her next trip to Paris. You can find more of her work at www.alexagoins.com.

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