Five Hacks to Level Up Your Learning as a Developer

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I learn. I was a teacher before I started programming, so I spent many hours studying how people learn. Since being a developer involves constantly staying on top of the latest technologies, I’ve turned these strategies on myself in service of learning more, faster.

In a previous post, I introduced the concept of Metacognition and talked about a process called metacognitive regulation, which you can use to get the most out of your learning sessions. In this post, I’ll share some more tactical approaches that you can use to level up your learning as a developer.


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How to Learn Best as a Developer

At Quick Left, we spend a lot of time thinking about how we learn. As consultants, getting ramped up on code is the name of the game, so effective learning is an essential skill for us. Even if you’re not in consulting, knowing the lay of the land when it comes to the latest and greatest technologies is essential if you’re a developer. Things change so rapidly, and we inevitably invest some time learning things we’ll never use. Because of this, it’s important to be efficient in our learning, to minimize wasted time and effort. In this post, we’ll talk about how to examine your process so that you can figure out how learn best as a developer.

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My First 4 Months at Sprintly

I’ve been at for four months, and what better way to celebrate than with a little reflection in the form of a blog post! As those who read my initial “welcome” post know, this is my first official job as a developer. Though it took roughly two years of web-hacking and self-hacking to put myself in the position to get hired somewhere like, I’m still in shock that I’m actually here now.

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