Staying Tech Relevant: Boulder/Denver Girl Geek Dinner Q3

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You work at a tech company, where things move at lightning speed. How do you stay on top of news and innovations, and make yourself an invaluable contributor of ideas and knowledge? This is a look at what I read and why, and what I do with that information.

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  • 1. STAYING TECH RELEVANT Jenny Slade
  • 2. THIS IS HOW WE ROLL 10 Trends to Watch Why Do We Care About Tech Relevance? How to Stay Tech Relevant References
  • 3. LETS ROLL: 10 TRENDS TO WATCH
  • 4. 1: ACQUISITIVE LEARNING
  • 5. 2: MICROPROCESSORS arduino raspberry pi wearable computing
  • 6. 3: MOBILE
  • 7. 4: DATA SCIENCE
  • 8. 5: LANGUAGES
  • 9. 6: USER FOCUS
  • 10. 7: COGNITIVE SURPLUS
  • 11. 8: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
  • 12. 9: QUANTIFIED SELF
  • 13. 10: THE CLOUD
  • 14. WHY DO WE CARE @ RELEVANCE? Recognize trends (from fads) See opportunities Avoid obsolescence Talk the talk Avoid surprises Hone your cred
  • 15. TWO CAUTIONARY TALES
  • 16. HOW TO STAY TECH RELEVANT Read mainstream media Read tech media Hit developer forums Read blogs you respect Follow thought leaders Ask smart people