We can divide developers into two main groups: some developers receive a task at work, and are obligated to learn the required skills and implement them according to the task, while others learn new technologies in their free time and can’t wait for the opportunity to implement them.
The process of learning a new tech skill on one's own and applying it at work can be a deterrent task, yet it can also be a source of huge satisfaction.
In this talk, I will share the lessons I learned from my own journey as I transitioned from a backend developer to building, from scratch to production, a React SPA, entirely on my own.
I will share recommendations on how to familiarize yourself with the industry's best practices, plan your architecture and user interface with a scalable and user-centered focus, when to utilize debugging tools and testing methodologies, etc.
By sharing my personal experience, I hope to encourage others who are considering joining on a similar journey to take the leap and to take the challenges and benefits that come from learning and implementing new technologies independently.
Hila Israeli, a senior software engineer with over 8 years of experience, a scrum master and a public speaker.
While working at OwnBackup she was a leading part in building 3 different products from scratch to production.
Hila graduated Bs.C in Computer Science and Economics from Tel Aviv University.
She speaks and organizes meetups for women engineers and is a mentor for junior developers.
Lives with her husband in Tel Aviv, is passionate about hiking, running, and, of course, learning new things.