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How To Engineer Your ‘Lucky Break’

To most, luck is about rolling the dice, finding a dollar on the ground, or having all your tests pass after a last-minute code commit.

Luck is given credit for many people’s struggles and accomplishments. Some use bad luck as a reason for their current failure. At the same time, some might credit good luck for all their success in life.

Is luck just chance, or can it be engineered?

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Present Like Steve Jobs In 7 Easy Steps

As software developers, we mostly present our ideas from behind a computer screen. Sometimes for our ideas to be known, however, we actually have to talk to other humans in the real world.

One of the most effective ways to connect with people and market yourself is through speaking and presenting. You could present to a small group of your coworkers or an audience of hundreds.

John Sonmez wrote a great post about why you need to speak at your next code camp. You’d be surprised by how many times you’ll have to give a presentation as a software developer. Code camps are just one example. Regardless of the setting, presenting can be a great opportunity to build your reputation.

If you’re a technical genius, public speaking may be out of your comfort zone. The seven tips below will help you deliver a presentation that demands your audience’s attention and leaves them impressed.

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