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!
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
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