Talk in English - UK at Dutch PHP Conference 2019
View Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/carlalexander/how-to-use-teaching-as-a-learning-tool
Short URL: https://joind.in/talk/22982 (QR-Code (opens in new window))
Ok, so you’re a kickass PHP developer. You’re always looking to learn new things. You read every technical blog post that you come across. You try your best to apply them in your PHP project. Things are going well, but you’re not sure if there’s more than you could do to hone your skills.
Why yes there is! You could also teach. But you might be wondering, “Seriously, how can teaching make me a better developer?” That’s a good question! And that’s what I’ll share with you in this talk.
I’ve dedicated a significant amount of time to teaching. I write a lot on my personal site and sometimes on other educational sites. I also speak at conferences and local meetups. These teaching opportunities have been essential to help me grow as developers.
The good news is that you too can use teaching as a powerful learning tool! This talk will show you how. You’ll learn how to use teaching to build your development chops. You’ll also see how to do it so that what you give back benefits the PHP community.