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Mads Brodt

In this week’s show, Phil talks to Mads Brodt, a front-end engineer from Copenhagen. He designs, creates and supports websites and applications for clients and for fun. And he loves using modern technology to create exceptional user experiences, always striving to create high quality products. Mads discusses the importance of practical experience and how it can energise your career. He also talks about why finding your niche can invigorate your interest in IT in general.

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2 Top Career Tips

1) Building something, and gaining practical experience, is the best way to learn any skill and become the best that you can be.
2) Find your niche and double down on it. Focusing on the things that interest you and working towards mastery is the key to extending your enjoyment in the sector.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

As a new developer, Mads became stuck on an issue that he couldn’t push through, but found that by taking a break and gaining a new perspective, he was able to solve the challenge.

Career Highlight

Mads was tasked with creating a piece of software to help immigration, and was particularly proud of the finished result.

The Future

The way in which IT is constantly evolving. Even in the last five to ten years, the tech world has taken on an entirely different shape.

The Reveal

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

Mads found his way into IT via video games, but wanted to understand the way in which the world has been built, and is enhanced, by IT

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

A career in IT is a life-long learning process. You are always evolving and developing.

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

Not to build websites, because “everyone can make websites”

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

Mads would narrow his focus and pick a subset that can be learned deeply, instead of jumping around and trying too many things at once.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Building an audience is becoming more prominent in IT, which is Mads’ focus right now. It helps to grow the community and allows new perspectives.

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

Communication – it’s the key to building teams and forming ideas.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Twitter has helped Mads to theorise in public, as well as working on side projects.

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

Spending time with family and going to the gym.

Contact The Guest

Contact with Mads Brodt through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/madsbrodt

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mads-brodt-nielsen-a35874152/

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