Lachlan Young

Information & Communications Technology

Consumer Goods & Services

Developers life Career development Develoment

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Your degree is 10% of your value. How to capture the other 90

If you’ve risen through the millennial ranks of myspace, msn, tumblr and on, you’ll have more inspirational quotes in your repertoire than you know what to do with. Let me add one more “Stay off the couch”.

As more and more graduates are entering our tech ecosystem the competition for jobs is hitting an all time high and the list of small and simple steps are often overlooked in favour of good grades and uni projects. Whilst a solid uni work history is not to be overlooked join me as I walk you through the old and the new ways of securing employment in this ever evolving age of tech.

I’m not a recruiter, I’m a full time dev with a vast network of like minded strong willed colleagues all with the solid opinion that in order to achieve fulfillment in your development career you need to harness in some way your untapped 90%.

Lachlan Young

Full Stack Software Developer - Tanda

When I'm not taking long walks on the beach or pursuing some ridiculous side project with the excuse of 'learning a new skillset, you'll find me 9-5 overselling my skills and thriving under the pressure at Tanda. I'm a self taught programmer who has a degree in game development and included in my skillset is the ability to not take myself to seriously. I got my start creating a White Label API for a company called Fabric and programming quickly became my full time hobby.

For the last two years I have been fortunate enough to find myself on a multitude of different projects including computational pointcloud calculations with C++, web development with Polymer, Full Stack React development a GraphQL React native app and finally putting it all together I work with React, NodeJs, Ruby, GraphQL and more.

The saying goes "find something you love and do it on the weekends". I found that out after I found full time employment and I am the living embodiment that one size does not fit all.

I'm at a stage in my 'journey' if you will, where I am looking to give back whilst the beginning is still fresh. If I can help you with that at all, please don't hesitate to reach out. (blog) (company)

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