Getting a job offer is fantastic (congrats!), but before you commit, you’ll want to make sure the cultural fit is completely mutual. The greatest predictor of the longevity of your experience with any company likely won’t be your salary, benefits, or title — it’ll be the cultural accord. Any role you step into, however awesome it is on paper, should be as perfect for you as you are for the company.
It’s the first edition of The iOS Dev, our monthly roll-up of the very best articles, resources, and courses in the iOS world. Go ahead: pinch and zoom away.
This is perhaps the most important rule for networking – be a giver, not a taker! Get to know those in your network and pay attention to their interests, not just your own. You may learn from their work in unexpected ways. Freely give referrals to others, help those in need, and share your connections. Good deeds will help you down the line.
Cynthia O’Donnell is a stay-at-home mom living in Naples, Italy with her husband and two children. The O’Donnells are a military family—her husband is active duty U.S. Navy and Cynthia herself is a Navy veteran. After the Navy, she attended law school at the University of Florida then practiced as a bankruptcy attorney in Hawaii. Here’s how she’s planning ahead and building a portfolio of web development education and experience for an entirely new career.
When looking for stand-out candidates, Lewis asks, What are the assumptions required for linear regression?
“Surprisingly this question has come up in multiple interviews throughout the years, and it tends to separate those who know linear models as ‘a function in R/Python’ or worse ‘a function in Excel,’ and those who can apply the models to actual data.”
This course video from Programming Foundations with Python teaches you how to open a web browser in Python so you can listen to some relaxing saxophone music while taking a break from all the learning. But before you doze off, take a closer look. If you copy the YouTube link from the video, you’ll realize you’ve found something much more upbeat. In fact, you’ll realize you’ve just been ‘rickrolled’.
For me, there was an immediate love of programming and it just felt right—I’d never experienced that in my career, and right away, I knew it was something I wanted to do. It worked out well for me because I had taken just enough courses on my own (and had a decent background) that I felt well-prepared for the Nanodegree. So I never felt super frustrated or that I wasn’t getting enough help along the way.