The S.T.U.P.I.D. Email – Aug 1, 2021

By Bruno Souza | event

Aug 01

Skill, Thought, Unique, Person, Interesting, Daring
A fun, weekly round of Career ideas!

This week we will run the
International Developer Career Day.

It will be this next Friday and Saturday.


There is nothing more important for our career than building skills.

It is not about acquiring knowledge.
It is all about acquiring skills.

Knowledge you can acquire by studying.
Reading books. Attending courses.

Knowledge is a set of disconnected memories in the brain.
When you remember one thing, the rest is disconnected.
Hard to reach. Slow to access.


Skills you only acquire by doing.
Doing projects. Writing code. Solving problems.

Skills are a set of connected memories in the brain.
When you remember one thing, the rest is connected.
Easy to reach. Fast to access.

Skills will change your life.

Now… Which skills?
The best way to find out about the right skills is to talk with other professionals in your area.

This is why I’m inviting you for the Developer Career Day.

It is the event where we will discuss the important skills for our careers!

Register here!


“Are there going to be recordings?”
(this is the question I get every time…)

(Simple answer)

(There is always a but…)

It will be available for those that are registered…


Register here. It’s free!


An event focused on your career?
Open conversations with top developers?
With personal mentoring to help you advance?

Do you know many events like this?

I would say this is a unique event.

Wouldn’t you?

Register here.


I invited to this event people that I admire.

14 Java Champions.
6 Community Leaders.
Open Source Developers.
Developer Advocates.
Startup founders.

Professional developers like YOU!

I admire your focus on your career.
I’d love to see you there.

It is this Friday and Saturday. Join here.


Is there anything interesting happening in that event?
(that’s a good question!)

Well… Take a look at this list of presentations!

Java Challengers
Help Your Boss Help You
Tips For Better Live Coding
Blogging Outside Your Bubble
So you want to create a startup
12 Ways to Increase Your Productivity
Introduction to Machine Learning with Java
Navigating the enterprise to achieve greatness
Your code on the Fast lane: catch up with everyone
3 mistakes to avoid while coding data visualizations
Java 9 and beyond: your code with even more quality
Building your Network Through Community Programs
Why passion alone won’t get you where you want to be
Exploring Stateful Micro-services in the Cloud Native world
Advance in your career with collaboration and open-source
Jakarta Server Faces, the Other Web Rendering Framework
All I Need to Know I learned Contributing to Open Source
Be a problems solver: a 7 step process to fix Java apps!
10 tips to maintain your health if you cant leave the PC
Developing Cloud-native Applications: Fireside chat.
Alternatives for Developers: Writing and Teaching
How to advance your technical career
All things developer productivity


Do something daring this week:

Register here (not too daring…)
Reserve Friday and Saturday in your calendar
Show up (ok, a bit daring already…)
Interact at the event!

YES! Dare to participate!

Hope you enjoyed those tips!
Let me know what you need to get your career moving.


About the Author

Software developers have a huge impact in the world, and can effectively improve the planet. This is why Bruno Souza is passionate about developer communities and has dedicate his life to help developers worldwide reach their true potential. The "Brazilian JavaMan" is a Java Developer at Summa Technologies, and a Cloud Specialist at ToolsCloud, where he participated in some of the largest Java projects in Brazil. President of SouJava and Director at the Open Source Initiative, Bruno believes Java and Open Source to be the path to career excellency for developers everywhere, and that taking responsibility for delivering software is the mark of great developers.