Develomentor
Develomentor
Sep 14, 2019
Ep. 5 Design Thinking and Your Career, with Drew Farris
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Today we are joined by Drew Farris. Drew, currently a senior technology consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, wears dual hats as a software engineer and as a data scientist. He is also co-author of the book “Taming Text”. Drew is a master at taking complex topics and breaking them down into components that are easy to understand.

Drew attributes a lot of the success and fulfillment of his career to design thinking, a concept he got introduced to while studying art in college. We will spend significant time unwrapping the idea of designing your own career and lifestyle in today’s episode. 

The traditional career path for programmers involves moving into management at some point, but this transition doesn’t work for everyone. Drew designs his own role to remain technical, or ‘nitty gritty’ and this means blocking significant time off to write code even when having to interface with clients. 

In this episode you will also hear:

  1. How public speaking helps grow a business
  2. Why getting published will help you go professionally
  3. Why consulting is a great first job

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