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Edidiong Asikpo

In this week’s show, Phil talks to Edidiong Asikpo, a developer advocate who writes technical articles about Kubernetes, web development, soft skills and open-source contributions. She has given more than 50 talks at various tech conferences and meetups around the world and also played a significant role in building three of the most impactful developer communities in Africa. Edidiong talks about the importance of embracing new opportunities. She also discusses consistency and why it matters so much when it comes to your career.

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Edidiong Asikpo

Resources

EdidiongAsikpo.com – Click on the link to check Edidiong’s website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) Always make sure that you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way. The best way to grow your career is to remain open to new possibilities.
2) You can’t get anywhere unless you start, so get going on your journey, and make sure you are consistent.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Edidiong needed to set up a workshop, and was supposed to be facilitating the operation of it. When it finally came time to present the project, her internet connection was lost and the event could not be attended.

Career Highlight

After joining a company struggling with certain processes, Edidiong used her talents to turn around the business’s fortunes, leading to a reversal of negative opinion.

The Future

Careers in IT are very versatile. If you aren’t happy in one place you can always pivot and move to a different sector. Technology is a field in which you can easily switch.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

Seeing other young people using technology to change lives.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

You gain mastery over a skill by doing it often.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

That Edidiong was ill suited to the course she had chosen.

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Edidiong would put herself out there a lot faster.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

More content creation.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Writing.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Taking breaks is very important and make sure that between the hard work you take care of yourself.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Watching movies and travelling.

Contact The Guest

Contact Edidiong Asikpo through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Didicodes

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edidiong-asikpo/

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