When you are studying (at your faculty), usually you think that it is preparing you great for a real life (at least if you are from Serbia). However, when you come on your first job, you receive a real slap and the reality check may hurt. That is why I consider continuous learning crucial for your future.
In 2003 I took an Informatics book in my high-school. In a preface of the book it was written “We predict that USSR will have 10.000 computers by 2000”. That was the moment when I lost any will to learn from schoolbooks. – Ivan Bjelajac
Not just that USSR stopped existing in 1991, but computers came to every desk and more important, to our everyday life, even before 2003. However, lectors didn’t review this schoolbook of Informatics most probably for more than 20 years.
I may say that during a year and a half of my work at Devana Technologies, I learnt more than during 5 years of my university studying (and I am very satisfied with the choice of my faculty, even though traditional education is becoming less relevant).
So, if you think that you can stop learning when you get your diploma, you are wrong. Here are some of my recommendations for continuous learning.
I enjoy reading news and blog posts every morning. My favorite two apps which help me to do that are:
- Zite – It is very personalized and the more you use it, it becomes smarter. It allows you to select topics which you are interested in and to follow stories focused on these topics. As their website say – “With so much information available online today, it’s increasingly difficult and time-consuming to find the content we want. That’s where Zite comes in. Zite evaluates millions of new stories every day, looking at the type of article, its key attributes and how it is shared across the web. Zite uses this information to match stories to your personal interests and then delivers them automatically to your iPad or iPhone.”
- Feedly – As the official description says, it is “A single place to easily read all the news you rely on to think, learn, and keep ahead.” It helps me to connect all blogs that I am following on one single place.
Blogs / Portals
Here is the list of blogs and portals that I am following.
- ManageWP.org – “ManageWP.org is a non-profit, community-driven website dedicated to discovering all things WordPress. Our goal is to capture the pulse of the WordPress community by discovering best new stories every day.”
- Business Insider