Let's go back to 2015. I am extremely green in the tech industry. The zeitgeist for the past couple of years was filled with how the web was dying and how mobile apps were taking over.
Being new to a career in a field that looked to be in a transitional period is enough to give anyone anxiety, I was no different. But, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go to numerous development conferences during those years. I went to more talks and tutorials than I could count. Despite that, if you were to ask me specifics about what I learned, I would be drawing blanks.
Because, as it turns out, the tech field is always in a transitional period. The specifics of what you learn one day are going to change the next. The hottest new technologies are usually contemporary until an even newer technology appears.
There was, however, one line from one talk I went to that has been forever seared into my brain.