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In reply to: The Missing Career Path for the Technical Expert — Bet On Yourself

I think about the need for a career path or trajectory a lot. I realize I’m relatively young and only at the start of my career, but constantly wonder what my work will look like in 10, even 5 years from now. Are there skills I should cultivate for the future? Are there connections I should focus on now? I took a meandering path into technology: from liberal arts, to design, to critical theory and education, to nonprofit management, a few stints in kitchens, project management, product design and management, and, now, here…PHP Dev.

I think about water catchment: a drop of water carves a groove in the sand. Another, and then another follow the same path. The groove grows deeper and deeper until it becomes a stream…