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Discussion on: Have you been promoted out of programming?

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Brian Rinaldi

I've gone in and out of roles that required hands-on coding. One thing I think has helped me during those periods where my role wasn't about coding was to keep doing things like speaking at conferences/local meetups or writing. Often I'd choose a topic that was something I really wanted to learn but just didn't have a reason to focus on it (because my job wasn't coding). Also, I'd still keep up with all the coding blogs and other content. This makes it easier to transition back towards a role that involves coding (if you want to).