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Ben Petersen
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Software Developer - Boulder, CO - .NET and JavaScript programmer including React, Angular, along with interest in Accessibility
Software Developer - Boulder, CO - .NET and JavaScript programmer including React, Angular, along with interest in Accessibility

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Accessibility in Complex Table Layouts

Switching data providers is tricky, especially when keeping accessible first components. I talk about our experience when structured data is no longer available to create accessible tables with

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Compensating hard work with bonuses

Bonuses are hard to understand. On the contrary to what companies want you to think, they aren’t about velocity as part of the team, what you’ve contributed, or your hard work over the last few months. It’s strictly a numbers game.

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My winding road towards becoming a Senior Developer

What's the road between a Senior Developer and Mid level? In the past year, I’ve started to have one-on-ones with my manager and I’ve found this an essential thing to have to grow my career. I talk about the important of one-on-ones a lot, but a few things come to mind when leveling up.

Ability to pick up a different language very quickly and build something with it
Daily work: move on from blocking items quickly, don’t let simple questions others have stop your line of thinking.
Little supervision, try not to ask questions “what do I do” unless I’m absolutely stuck and ran through every scenario.
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2017 Goals and How I'm going to Get There (via link)

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In the past year, I’ve started to have one-on-ones with my manager and I’ve found this an essential thing to have to grow my career. It’s 30 minutes a week, usually we talk about how last week has went, how my quarterly objectives are going, and any personal projects / random topics that I want to talk about. Yes, it’s nice being heard, but more importantly my manager helps me get over hurdles, focus on goals and setting objectives.


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Just wrote: How to demo your sprint story and make yourself shine!

What matters to them?

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Favorite React article in some time: React Components, Elements, and Instances.

https://facebook.github.io/react/blog/2015/12/18/react-components-elements-and-instances.html

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