re: What non-dev IT jobs have you had? VIEW POST


Full time reporter for news service UPI. I've been dining out on the skills I picked up as a reporter for 30+ years: critical listening, skeptical thinking, being able to switch contexts really fast, and writing. Writing is your primary skill as developer.


Hello from a fellow former journalist! I was only a reporter for six years but my path led to technical writing. I was surprised by how many skills were transferrable (interviewing, concise writing, rapidly learning and explaining complex subjects).

code of conduct - report abuse