Recently I attended Hashnode Bootcamp III, and also had some interviews on a couple of podcasts.
One of the podcast's hosts: Sonny Alves Dias asked me the reasons why I decided to blog.
Here I go.
1 - I Want to share my 25 years of experience as a software developer and teacher.👴🏾
I've worked in many industries, small and large companies. I worked as a software engineer, QA engineer, auditor, manager, CTO, etc.
I worked in private-owned companies and also built some startups from scratch.
I've been teaching at the university since I graduated in computer science.
I've seen tons of code reviews and I came across some software design solutions.
2 - I need to learn new things not to become obsolete.🏫
Many of my old university mates decided to stick to some tech stack and this is fine. I still get excited when I hear something new about technology (lastly React and GPT3).
I have a different attitude.
I try to learn new concepts and technologies and also value old but very actual software engineering theories.
3 - If You Really Want to Master Something, Teach It.👨🏫
The person who learns the most in any classroom is the teacher. I started to write a code smell series and I had 10 or 15 articles on the back of my mind.
To my surprise, lots of people suggested new smells.
I also took several courses on clean code, read some classic books again, and did research both on academia and also online.
Up to now, I wrote 67 smells and still have a lot of drafts to polish and publish.
4 - The Lock-Down.😷
"Crisis" also means opportunity.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, I discovered I had plenty of spare time. Being an outdoor guy I realize I could watch Netflix or write articles.
This was very true on lockdown weekends.
My approach was to connect with people from every corner of the world and exchange software experiences.
5 I want to diversify my revenue stream.💸
Old senior developers also become obsolete and less sexy for the market.
I currently have a full-time job and I also get paid at the university.
Looking for an extra income is not a sin at all.
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