Not me pictured lol
The one skill I think every developer should practice is public speaking. Unless you are a remote-developer who doesn't do audio OR video calls (idk if this exists), every developer needs to communicate ideas, thoughts, and plans with other co-workers.
I am pretty committed to this idea so I did a couple of talks last year just to my coworkers. This got me much needed practice and gave the chance for people to give me feedback.
Anyways, I decided that once a year is a good cadence for giving talks and meetups are the next stepping stone for me. I reached out to Paul Dowman at Shopify who was running the next GraphQL Toronto meetup. He accepted my offer to do a talk on Apollo Local State and the rest is history 😇
A lot of people gave me positive feedback which was awesome. I practiced a lot in front of co-workers (and my wife <3) which all gave me super good feedback.