The objective of this report is to analyze the gist of an event attended that was hosted by the Australian Computer Society, Victoria. Further elaboration of the report would be made by the mention of three speakers in the event who presented their ideas relating to a great career in the Information Technology industry. Finally, the report would conclude by making a justification of the event.
Rebecca Martin is a regular presenter at technological conferences and a Developer Evangelist at Xero who started her career as an Accountant and thereafter an Intranet Developer and Subsequently an Information Technology Consultant and Enterprise Architect. On a freelance basis, Rebecca Martin is a Mobile Developer at native Android and iOS. Additionally, Rebecca Martin is regularly involved in activities relating to mentorship and judging at Hackathoning events (vonKonsky, Jones and Miller 2014). According to Rebecca Martin, the keys to a successful profile in Information Technology include grasping of frameworks such as bagging relevant apprenticeships and starting freelance projects, furnishing certifications in order to be hired and justifying the expected salary. Additionally, Rebecca Martin also emphasizes on self-branding by providing information relating to speaking at events and personal blogs. Furthermore, Rebecca Martin states that networking at should be done as a professional and one should identify personal limitations. Rebecca Martin also holds many awards that were won at Hackathoning and Technology events. In a nutshell, Rebecca Martin states that in order to have an incredible career in the Information Technology industry, one should display all the realated accolades apart from the relevant education and training gained (Boughton 2013).
Felicity Watson emphasizes that for creating a pathway in relation to a great portfolio in the Information Technology industry, the key thing is to put one’s best effort by standing out of the crowd instead of having a herd mentality. The basics for a successful career in the Information Technology industry with reference to networking include self-presentation, smiling, looking up and actively lending ear, noting down names, following up and being in touch. Additionally, Felicity Watson states that the secret to an incredible successful career in the Information Technology industry include having a strategy, being confident and professional, advertising personal relevant achievements and establishing links with the right people in due course of time. According to Felicity Watson, the four Cs with reference to self-launching include Considerate, Clear Compelling and Consistent. Furthermore, Felicity Watson also stresses over body language and etiquette (Douglas 2012).
Henry Louey is the Director of Certification at Australian Computer Society, Victoria. The main purpose of the talk delivered by Henry Louey was all about the importance of having a Vendor Certification. Henry Louey emphasized that the reasons to apply for a vendor certification include having an edge over peers by standing out from the herd, being trusted by clients, being able to carve a status in order to be successful and being able to engage in jobs that are not in existence. A Vendor Certification is non-degree credentials that are awarded to those people who acquire qualifications chalked out by the respective authority vested with powers to certify so. A vendor certification is all about the evaluation of a person’s ability to perform the specified job duties instead of merely memorizing lessons to pass examinations (Schwalbe 2015).
Therefore, from the above discourse, it can be concluded by stating that the event hosted by Australian Computer Society, Victoria is justified and appropriate. The talks delivered by the speakers have also been discussed. Such kinds of talks in relation to a successful career in the Information Technology are extremely inspiring. The essentials for an incredible career in the Information Technology have also been highlighted.
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Douglas, D., 2012. Making ICT Careers Accessible: The Value of Certification. Australian Computer Society Journal, p.54.
Schwalbe, K., 2015. Information technology project management. Cengage Learning.
von Konsky, B.R., Jones, A. and Miller, C., 2014, January. Visualising career progression for ICT professionals and the implications for ICT curriculum design in higher education. In Proceedings of the Sixteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference-Volume 148 (pp. 13-20). Australian Computer Society, Inc..