To be polyglot is to be a true citizen of the software world; to accrue and apply skills beyond the technologies you use in your day-to-day activities. Some of our best work as engineers transcends a particular language or tool: debugging superpowers are needed in every tech stack, and the ability to coax a new toolchain to play nicely is a key skill. Tips for approaching new tools, platforms and communities will help you confidently pick up some fresh technologies and add new tools to your toolbox.
Level: Non technical / For everyone
Lorna is based in Yorkshire, UK; she is a Developer Advocate with IBM Watson Data Platform, a published author and experienced conference speaker. She brings her technical expertise on a range of topics to audiences all over the world with her writing and speaking engagements, always delivered with a very practical slant. In her spare time, Lorna blogs at http://lornajane.net.