Some thoughts on your skill level compared to the people you work for
A friend introduced me to programming. He came to my house and when we were playing Linux computers (about 1997), he said: "You don't know how to program computers"?
I said "no", and then I gave a good tutorial on compiling C code on Linux.
That was my first introduction to real programming, not including MIRC mods and themes that are still being programmed, but there are actually more scripts.
I am a rookie and seeing this knowledgeable person makes me realize that I don't know much. It's like I don't know anything. All I know is on another planet, like using a computer, not programming it.
Then in college, I was the worst student in the class. Remember, this is an engineering school, and I’m not a grade A student, so I learned a lot from the people around me, and I also learned how to make myself the best. This is much better than going to a low-demand school, which is the best among middle-level or middle-level students. I think.
But when I finish college and start working, because I am a freelancer, sometimes I find myself in the position of the best developer in the conference room. I actively try to avoid this situation.
My favorite performances are those where I have to work with the team, especially those that are better than me in terms of the specific skills of each team member. Like technical skills. Or become a good team member.
Now, I have been more than 2 years, no longer a member of the team, working alone, I must find a team to learn.
how is it?
This is a group of people I learned from:
- Blog. I read a lot of blogs on multiple topics
- Twitter. I follow wise and incredible people on Twitter by directly following or using lists.
- books. I read a lot of books on many topics.
so many. I did not list meetings or events because I rarely attend these meetings or events. But of course I also forgot that face-to-face contact is one of the most effective ways to learn.
I tend to have a ratio
- 1⁄3 LearnNew things
- 1⁄3 ExerciseWhat i learned
- 1⁄3 teachingWhat i learned
Sometimes, based on what I have learned, I just store them in long-term storage, or just keep them in my head for future use (because I may not need them now).
This is a soloist for me because I have no team members. This also applies to freelancers, or people who only try to improve among some people they don’t know yet.
I think the main point I want to say is, don’t just be satisfied with being the best person in a particular field, or just be better than others around you, it’s dangerous.
Thanks to the Internet, countless people can do better than you.
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