What if you finally get your break in the Tech Industry and you don't like your job?
That's the predicament that a lot of junior developers face when they break into the industry. Beggars can't be choosers, right? Stephen Santiago had a job that he wasn't super thrilled about when he first started. Working with older or less popular technology, weird practices, and more can sometimes be a real buzzkill when we're so used to the "latest and greatest" everything as developers. Stephen shares his tips on how to best handle a job that doesn't live up to your expectations.
We also dig into Stephen's career path from construction to programming, PHP, Drupal, and what it's like to work at a well-known design agency here in Orlando!
- 0:10 - Intro
- 0:52 - Welcome
- 1:15 - Stephen intro
- 2:54 - Purple Rock Scissors (PRS)
- 6:45 - Retention
- 9:00 - Questions to ask a new employer
- 10:07 - Stephen’s start in programing
- 12:28 - Working construction
- 14:30 - Doubling down on self learning
- 16:13 - What is Drupal
- 18:15 - How much PHP working with Drupal
- 19:52 - Using plugins
- 20:20 - Where you learning Drupal while working construction
- 21:12 - What were you studying while learning to code
- 22:22 - How did you learn PHP
- 23:04 - What is SAS?
- 24:16 - Stephen’s first job
- 25:40 - What is FTP?
- 28:11 - Trouble with FTP
- 31:58 - Best way talk to management about new tech and techniques or should you look for a new job
- 37:29 - Working at an agency
- 38:24 - Interviewing at PRS
- 42:02 - Did you know Drupal before working with PRS
- 47:12 - Culture at PRS
- 50:00 - Working in quarantine
- 54:01 - Nerd minute
- 54:40 - Mr Robot and darknet diaries
- 58:00 - Tiger King
- 1:03:01 - Metal Gear Solid 2
- 1:04:00 - Chasm
- 1:06:10 - Stephen social media
- 1:06:35 - Outro