re: You're Not An Impostor VIEW POST

re: I struggled with it for the 2-years I was learning my stack. The lead dev seemed to know the answer to everything and it demoralized me at times. B...

It's interesting how you describe this development in your career. It seems like what you've built up over the years is not just in the specific tech stack you've learned, but also the subtle and unteachable aspects of learning, problem-solving and collaborating with others.

You're now even more challenged in a non-technical role, because of the skills you built up in the more technically-focussed role. In a sense, you've moved to a new level by mastering the prior level.

This seems to be the way in which developers secure their career and move forward. It's not always in outward or superficially technical aspects, such as which particular languages or frameworks we use, but also in the more inward and intangible aspects, which are none-the-less hugely important, like working with stakeholders, critical thinking or communication skills. These kinds of skills take years of experience and work to build up and can't easily be taught in a 4-year degree program, let alone a boot camp!

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