10 hard-earned lessons of a lifetime in IT

Hotshot young techies take heed: Here are 10 things I wish I knew before starting my career in IT
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10 things I wish I knew before starting my career in IT

Much of today’s talk is about youth ruling development and IT. Sure, there are a lot of eager, bright young people in tech, and most of them like to think that they "rule," but the truth is we oldsters still run the show.

Why? Because hard-earned lessons provide the wisdom to distinguish fantasy from reality, and the determination to do what's necessary, not just what's fun or cool.

As a green programmer, I thought that coding was everything, that people were annoying and clueless, and that all my bosses had my back and would take care of me so I could just focus on the bits and be happy.

Boy, was I wrong.

Here are 10 things I wish I knew as an IT newbie.

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