Aimee Knight - Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

In this talk, we’ll discuss lessons learned one year after going from a bootcamp grad, to a full time JavaScript developer. Plan to walk away empowered, and with renewed passion for the incredible industry we’re all a part of!

There’s no denying that engineers are in high demand. Bootcamps are popping up everywhere, and while they’re churning out highly motivated juniors, often it’s seniors that companies are really after. So how do we bridge this gap together? On the surface it often looks like we’ve ‘naturally’ developed into our current roles. And, as we progress it’s incredibly easy to forget what it was like being new. Rest assured however, for most the journey has been filled with a whole lot of grit, determination, and discipline.

Aimee Knight is a former figure skater, and software engineer at Outside of work, she’s a weekly panelist on the JavaScript Jabber podcast, and co-organizer of CharmCityJS! In her spare time, she’s usually playing with a new library or technology, running along the Baltimore harbor, or trying out the latest flavor of Kombucha. Find her, and her contagious enthusiasm on Twitter @Aimee_Knight!