Zero to Hero Weekly | Issue 17 — Promotions Don’t Happen Overnight

A promotion is an exciting event. Typically, you assume more responsibilities, grow up in your career, feel a heightened sense of achievement. Though, getting promoted takes more than a job well done. Let’s see what else you need to do to prepare yourself for the next step in your career.

Welcome to the seventeenth issue of Zero to Hero Weekly.

This issue happens to be almost on Halloween night, so happy Halloween 🎃 to those who celebrate.

Last week I did a lot of research and wrote a lot of content. I’m sure you’ll like it. Here are some of the highlights.

Be The Next Version of Yourself

Be the Next Version of Yourself is what I’d call the roadmap of all roadmaps; I strongly suggest you read this if you haven’t already done so.

In the article, I tried to summarize my personal perspective on a path you can follow to become a great software craftsman. While that’s not the only path, it’s a path that will indeed work and help you become the next version of yourself.

Resources Every Developer Must Read—No Exceptions

The title says it all 🙂. In Resources Every Developer Must Read—No Exceptions, I provide you with an opinionated bedtime reading list that will give you perspective. After completing the bedtime reading list, you’ll look at software development differently.

Grab Your Chisel and Start Pounding

Grab Your Chisel and Start Pounding is my take on why I believe “reinventing the wheel” is crucial for us to grow.

Assuming there is no true answer and continuously asking questions is better than sticking to a presumed solution. Instead, dream a better dream and reinvent to make it real.

Don’t Make the User Think

Knowing how and why the user thinks is essential. Knowing what makes the user “not think” and act instinctively can differentiate between a “good enough” product and a great product. Knowing how to design usable, consistent, coherent, and delightful interfaces is an essential skill.

In Don’t Make the User Think, I outline the importance of knowing enough user experience design to be dangerous at least, no matter which part of the stack you work on. Then I provide helpful resources that can help you brush up on your UI/UX skills.

You Liked Them? There’s More Coming Up

That’s all for now, but there’s a lot in my drafts that are coming up in the following weeks. Here’s a small subsection of my drafts waiting to be published.

Drafts waiting to be published.
Drafts waiting to be published.

Next week, I’ll prepare for my GopherCon talk, so probably I won’t have many published articles, but we’ll see 🙂.

On the topic of GopherCon

I’ll See You At GopherCon Turkey (virtually)

Yep, I’ll be speaking at GopherCon Turkey. Here are the details:

The talk will be in Turkish, speaker deck, audience notes, and any other material will be in English.

I’ll upload them somewhere after the talk and share them with you. I believe the video will be recorded, too; if so, I’ll share it as well.

It will be fun. It has been “a while” I’ve been away from the stage 🙂

Random Thought of the Week

A promotion is an exciting event. Typically, you assume more responsibilities, grow up in your career, feel a heightened sense of achievement.

Though, getting promoted takes more than a job well done.

Even if you are a high-performer, exceeding expectations, you’ll often still have to convince your superiors that you deserve to level up.

Let’s see what else you need to do to prepare yourself for the next step in your career.

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