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08/06 TechTalk Soundbites
Getting where you want to go - Development Insights from CSC Distinguished Architects & Engineers
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#csctechtalk07/23 CSC Tech Town HallValue Creation and the Three Key Shifts in the CSC Tech Transformation
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#CSCTechTalk08/13 Data & Key Tech ShiftsCSC's Data and Analytics Community discusses the impact of data on key technology shifts.
Faisal Siddiqi
I’d like to hear from the crowd about what non- (or less) traditional forms of learning and development they’ve found and from which they've benefited. What's worked for you?
Lisa Braun
Definitely on the job training (ie, learn by doing). Also, a few coderdojo sessions I took my son to. Need to do many more of those!
Kyle Zellman
Just diving right in and doing something. I might start a side project using a technique I want to learn and then I figure out what I need to know as I progress.
Bijoy Abraham
joining a meetup helps in getting to know a lot on whats going on a particular language/technology that you are interested in
Paul
Looking over somebody's shoulder can be a handy way to get started on something or pick up tips! (Not that I endorse just being nosey! :-)) )
Rick Wilhelm
CodeAcademy is a great place to learn new stuff
Paul
really comes down to sharing experiences and comparing notes - today's talk was a good example of that aspect
Faisal Siddiqi
Participating in open source projects https://github.com/c... - pitching OS Program again :-)
Faisal Siddiqi
I’m personally amazed at the breadth and quality of online courses in MOOCs taught by the best instructors in the world. What learning sources have you all found particularly useful?
Steve Erhardt
Coursera, Microsoft Virtual Academy, Udemy
Bijoy Abraham
Khan Academy, Udacity. Coursera,
Lisa Braun
Also: I'm finding good things (for my areas of interest) right in CSC University.
Kyle Zellman
Coursera, Kahn Academy, CSC Univ, but most of all, Google
Bijoy Abraham
- skillport.books24x7.... is a great place for all types of books that you want to read upon
Michele Spector
@abrahambijoy You can reach CSC University's Books 24x7 from your PC, Tablet and Smartphone! Also you can setup a direct link! https://c3.csc.com/d...  #cscuniversity
Per Foldager
Coursera, where I am currently taking the Data Science courses and CSC University
Soren Helsted
Coursera is also my primary MOOC
Soren Helsted
For the good entrepreneurial stories and management lectures, checkout ecorner.stanford.edu
Ngoc V Do
The IDP template seems to design and support each out of 7 skill areas (Social, Mobility, BigData & Analytics, Cloud, Cybersecurity, IoT & DevOps) only while I think many people are more interested in (& more useful) to be developed in multiple skill areas
Michele Spector
- Good question. These skills are core to CSC's Tech Transformation. But of course feel free to add other skills to your IDP! See the Certification Matrix for key skills mapped to certifications - https://c3.csc.com/d... #csctechtalk #cscuni
Jeff Ely
Yes, we started with the 7 Key offerings from CSC. The skills in these areas overlap skills with other areas and are a starting point.
Ngoc V Do
Since several of those skill areas are intersupportable and would add more value. For example, Mobility (may become part of IoT in the future), IoT and Big Data & Analytics have closer relationship, so one who's master on 3 would be better.
Ngoc V Do
Should IDP's updated to be more support multiple groups of skills araes
Michele Spector
- yes you and your manager should discuss what combination of skills would be best for your career based on your Strengths, Your Passion, and the Organizations goals!
Rich Herald
Given the rate of change are there any 'durable' skills you suggest developing
Faisal Siddiqi
I've found that the most durable skills tend to be at pattern and architecture level and not related to potentially changing tech. For example, this is the reason why REST is so successful
Paul
I would suggest many of these are the "soft skills" - be a good communicator but also a listener. Recognize different perspectives and motivations. Develop the "situational awareness" capability that Neil mentioned
Ngoc V Do
is there a "learning skill" somewhere?
Rick Wilhelm
Troubleshooting is one of the most durable technical skills
Lisa Braun
How do you decide whether to go deep or broad, as Neil talked about? Are there tradeoffs, or is it just a matter of your own interests and skills?
Paul
As a company we certainly need both - it's like having "content" and "context". In fact the Leading Edge Forum urges the development of "double deep" employees with business and tech skills!
Rick Wilhelm
Gotta be both deep and broad; T-shaped as described by Valve
Lisa Braun
@rickwilhelm Interesting. Would like to hear @neilfagan 's view on that. Maybe you "major" in deep or broad and "minor" in the other.
Soren Helsted
Double-deep is what is we all talk about so we do need a certain deepness. So agree - both
Faisal Siddiqi
I agree with @phowarth001 and @rickwilhelm it's not necessarily an either-or decision. I've found myself needing to go broad as a tech generalist and then going deep on a subset of skills.
Lisa Braun
Am familiar with the double-deep concept but never thought of it in terms of broad + deep. Just, what you need to know.
Lisa Braun
@Faisal_Siddiqi pitches open source--great opportunity for learning and contributing. Interested CSCers can check out the open source program at: https://c3.csc.com/c... Also see www.csc.com/opensour... @CSC
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Faisal Siddiqi
Just using open source software can be an eye opening learning experience. Code and other contributions accelerate learning even more. Highly recommended!
Faisal Siddiqi
What can we in the CSC Open Source Program to help with your learning objectives?
Michele Spector
Did you know CSC University is now mobile? You can learn on the beach! HAH! https://c3.csc.com/d... #csctechtalk #cscuniversity
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Ngoc V Do
thank you, good, just known now :), I thought it supports tablets only
Michele Spector
The Job Aid will explain the differences btwn the PC, tablet and smartphone!
Ngoc V Do
Good to see more DA/DE helping development recently, and Understand that a DA/DE have contributed and should contribute great value in their daily job(s), however, I think if would be greater if one DA/DE would be a mentor (required job) for some Techies
Heather Simpson 🌈🍃
I will say.... on behalf of my mentee, I reached out to five DEs/DAs on Tuesday on her behalf for exploratory conversations and heard back from all but one (so far). They are knowledgeable, approachable and open. I think we just need to ask.
Phil Blaney
Neil and Faisal mentioned a resource at the end, sounded like Force-era - anyone know what it was?
Faisal Siddiqi
I'd also recommend edx and udacity. I'm a frequent student al all three :-)
Phil Blaney
Great - thanks both
Lisa Braun
@Faisal_Siddiqi: Taking forks in the road and learning from what doesn't work out are so important.