One Day comes the question, what differentiates the good developer from a really good developer.
At that stage the question is not any more whether you can code or even which language it is you code best. Of course you have a “preferred” language that you know very well, but it should only be a matter of weeks to learn a new language from scratch as the principles are more or less the same in all languages. The same design-patterns apply as well as the same control-structures.
So what makes the difference?
For me the difference is on a level, that has nothing to do with coding-skills but with the soft-skills necessary to a really good developer. These include
- the ability to quickly get to know what is needed – which might be something completely different to what is asked for
- the ability to communicate with non-techies on a level that allows both sides to get to the best result
- to share your knowledge and wisdom with others in a way that might even benefit yourself.
So thats the chance to get better in social skills. And at a reasonable price of 35$ (which is about 27 Euro) you can join in and get the possibility to see the talks afterwards as well.
The line-up of speakers reads a bit like a Who-is-Who and includes