Software Developers Need Soft Skills Too — and Meetups Are Here to Help
Why software developers should get involved in communities like meetups in order to enhance their soft skills
Originally published in blog.uruit.com: Software Developers Need Soft Skills Too — and Meetups Are Here to Help
Being part of a software company these days shouldn’t be seen as just a job. It’s rather an experience that adds value to what we do as professionals and to who we are as people. As a psychologist with eight years of experience, it’s the first time that I’ve found an industry in which sharing knowledge is not only a hobby. It’s also part of each individual’s technical and personal development, regardless of their role and seniority.
The interesting thing here is the importance of everyone having knowledge at their fingertips has expanded outside of the corporate world, fostering the birth of communities in which we talk not only about technical aspects of software and development, but even other human qualities like soft skills, which are the personal attributes, personality traits, inherent social cues, and communication abilities needed for success on the job. A clear example of this is the popularity of the well-known Meetup platform. In this post, we’ll show why software developers should participate in communities like meetups in order to enhance their soft skills.