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What If You Don't Want To Be a Developer Anymore? w/ CTO Connection's Peter Bell

It used to be that in order to make your parents proud you had to go into management. Then along came the self-contained IC career path. Today, this dual-track career path remains the unchallenged standard of companies everywhere.

Or does it?

Peter Bell, the founder and CTO of CTO Connection, wants developers everywhere to know that there are several dev adjacent career paths. From product to dev advocate to sales engineer, Peter has the insights you need if you’ve ever considered switching up your career while utilizing your hard-earned skills as a developer. 

If you're an engineering leader, then Peter’s advice on the importance of building a community at your company is not to be missed. Through his work with CTO Connection, engineering leaders everywhere have found a community to call home - and a resource to leverage. In fact, CTO Connection bills itself as the “Stack Overflow for managers.” 

Peter is a gifted speaker and presenter, you won’t want to miss this episode!

Episode Highlights Include:

  • (4:27) Dev adjacent career paths
  • (14:05) Practical steps when considering a career change
  • (16:00) Building the "Stack Overflow for managers"
  • (26:21) How to create workplace communities that last
  • (28:49) Why companies should treat learning programs like technical debt

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