Junior Developer 101: LEVEL UP!👾🆙

by Ahnaf Prio | at Minnebar 15 | Sat, Oct 17 • 9:30 – 9:55 in Phalen Track | View Schedule

If you are a junior developer starting in the realms of software engineering, things can often seem a little intimidating. You would assume after four years of college or a 6 month bootcamp where you spent your time learning the in-s and out-s of data structures and algorithms you’d be ready for the real world. But you quickly realize that there is not just one way of solving a problem, and something that seemed the best approach in theory (that you learnt in school) can very likely not be the right solution in the workplace because of constraints like maintenance, resources available etc.

There are so many things to learn, and as soon as you’ve learnt one framework or tool, there seems to be something new out there. As a Junior developer myself who recently graduated college, here are some tricks and tips I thought I’d share that helped me to learn how to improve and made my transition easier.


Ahnaf Prio

Ahnaf Prio consults for Fortune 500 companies in his home state of Minnesota on software architecture and digital transformation. He co-founded Invive.io, serving as CTO, innovating in the life insurance sector. Additionally, Ahnaf was the CTO of Tavolo, a restaurant tech startup that won emerging startup of the year in minnesota in 2021. Following his consulting role at Securian Financial, Ahnaf now contributes his expertise at Best Buy, helping the e-commerce giant elevate the digital customer shopping experience. Ahnaf also serves as President of the Board of Directors for the University of Minnesota Morris Alumni Association