Episode 87 – Rocky Lhotka: How to be successful in tech

Discover how Rocky Lhotka got his start as a software developer without a computer and went on to become a tech CTO. In this amazing story of resilience, Rocky shows us the path for the rest of us to follow. What a remarkable story!

Rocky’s Bio:

Rockford Lhotka is CTO at Cognizant Softvision and is the creator of the open-source CSLA .NET development framework. He is the author of numerous books and regularly speaks at major conferences around the world. Rockford is a member of the Microsoft Regional Director and MVP programs. Magenic (https://magenic.com) helps you deliver your digital products to market faster. For more information go to http://lhotka.net.

Episode Highlights and Show Notes:

List of topics

  • Rocky’s origin story – what got him into the software industry?
  • What drives Rocky?
  • What problems do new software developers face?
  • Rocky’s college experience
  • What you need to keep in mind while in college.
  • Internship tips
  • How to build a killer resume while in college
  • What Rocky looks for when hiring new developers
  • What skills you need as a software consultant
  • Type of companies to avoid when looking for a new job
  • Why finding a good mentor and role model is important
  • New technology vs Old Technology
  • Rocky offers additional pointers to new and aspiring developers

Rocky’s Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockyLhotka

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockylhotka

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rockfordlhotka

Website: https://lhotka.net/

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