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Discussion on: Does your background make your work unique?

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Rémy 🤖

I'm like a broken record on having a wide background, that's like my #1 advice to any developer.

This weekend I found a YouTube channel of a guy bragging he got a job at Google after just 6 months of bootcamp. But when you listen to what he did, he went through a lot of STEM majors. That's what makes a good developer, a wide toolbox you can use to solve your issues with an open mind.

Myself I studied in an area totally different of programming because I felt that just programming was suffocating. Then I worked in marketing (without any technical component). And now I'm quite happy about this because I know a lot of people that I wouldn't know otherwise and I'm able to solve most of my difficult problems using something from my background.

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Paula Santamaría Author

Meeting diverse people is another advantage of having a background that's unrelated to your day-to-day job. Thanks for bringing that up, Rémy!

I'm on University studying a career that's a mix between I.T. and Business Management. As a result, I've met people that are completely unrelated to tech, and I always enjoy listening to their opinions on both tech and non-tech subjects. It's enriching.