Software Developer's Journey
#44 Jeremy Likness became a developer through the backdoor and loved it
Mar 25, 2019 · 43 min
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Jeremy Likness is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Azure at Microsoft. Jeremy has spent two decades building enterprise software with a focus on line of business web applications. He is the author of several highly acclaimed technical books including Designing Silverlight Business Applications and Programming the Windows Runtime by Example. He has given hundreds of technical presentations during his career as a professional developer. In his free time Jeremy likes to run, hike, and maintain a 100% plant-based diet.

Jeremy first explained how he felt in love with computers at the age of 7... and ended up droping out of college and abandoning the idea of a career in software. He told us about the detours he took and how he got back in IT through the back door. We touched on his learning patterns and how he got into public speaking and conferences. We devised on how each step of his career prepared him for his current job as a developer advocate. Finally, we spoke about hiring and mentoring younger developers.

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