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The Evergreen Developer: Timeless Skills for a Long Career

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Dustin F. and Tony G.


Our favorite platforms, languages, and even design paradigms will inevitably become obsolete, some on shorter timelines, some longer. We know when we sign up as developers that we'll have to constantly sharpen the saw technically, our entire careers. But there are plenty of non-technical skills we can invest in that will pay dividends in the long term, regardless of the technologies we're working with. This session is about a few of those sorts of things.

We'll talk about understanding our clients and coworkers and improving our communication with them, some ways to enhance our personal productivity, and some ways we can improve our learning skills so that when we do need to learn new technologies, we're well-equipped.


Josh Schultz ( is a senior consultant with Safenet, where he helps clients build and maintain high-quality software, through superior communication, analysis, design and delivery. He has a strong interest in human factors in software development -- how effective communication is at the core of every step in the lifecycle of a software project, from requirements gathering to software architecture and design to support.

Josh loves long walks in the park, Myers-Briggs type indicators, and first-class functions.


Thank you to our sponsor and host Corvisa ( for letting us use their space and supplying food and drink at the meetup!

Thank you to JetBrains and FrontEnd masters as they have provided keys for us to give away.

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