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Writing Superpowers for Geeks

Want a better development or design job, but don't want to be a "self promoter"? It's time to become a real writer!

Although they taught us nice handwriting and made us write essays about how we spent our last summer in school, it’s fascinating that they forgot to teach us how to really - write well! Although most of us might not want to become journalists or authors, we write - A LOT.

In the 25 minute talk, Ivan explains why Croatian developers and designers are failing to share their experience and knowledge not just with the community, but potential employers - and gives actionable tips how to finally write and publish regularly.

The talk is based on Ivan's more than 13 years of writing experience, as well as 8 years editing articles written by other geeks as the Editor and Chief of Netokracija.com. You will learn: - Why writing is the right way for designers and developers to show their skills; - Why most techies s*ck at writing and can't build and audience; - Why a platform isn't a medium isn't a publication... - How writing articles and essays will improve the way you write code; - How writing regularly will help you communicate with clients and colleagues; - ...

As Dustin J. Mitchell wrote: “Good writing skills are an indicator of an organized mind which is capable of arranging information and argument in a systematic fashion and also helping (not making) other people understand things. It spills over into code, personal communications, instant messaging (for those long-distance collaborations), and even such esoteric concepts as professionalism and reliability.”

Saturday, 2018-10-06 @ 11:35
> Skill level: elementary
> Duration: 25 min

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Ivan Brezak Brkan

Ivan is the founder and editor-in-chief of Netokracija, a regional digital magazine about digital businesses and the people behind it. An experienced tech writer and editor, Ivan has covered the regional startup and tech scene for years in magazines such as Bug, Mreža, and of course - Netokracija. He has also created content marketing projects for tech companies such as Microsoft and .Me.

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