Growing up; what’s a techie to do in their mid 30s to keep their career moving

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Proposal
Short Form
Intermediate

Excerpt

In this session, I’ll share my journey from developer to evangelist to business development. You’ll learn how I got there, what I learned along the way, and what you should look for in order to determine when it makes sense to do a career transition.

Description

I’ve read some people describe their career as a journey, others a sprint, and for Sheryl Sandberg, a jungle gym! Nonetheless, as you get towards the midpoint in your career, with other priorities like family, health, and finances becoming more important, what does transition look like? And does it make sense?

In this session, I’ll share my journey from developer to evangelist to business development. You’ll learn how I got there, what I learned along the way, and what you should look for in order to determine when it makes sense to do a career transition.

Speaking experience

All over the place! PHP conferences, OSCON, POSSCON, and more!

Speaker

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    John Mertic

    Bitnami

    Biography

    John is Director of Business Development – Software Alliances at Bitnami, helping bring great applications to the masses thru the reach of Bitnami. He comes from a PHP and Open Source background, being a developer, evangelist, and partnership leader at SugarCRM, board member at OW2, president of OpenSocial, and frequent conference speaker around the world.