- Solid results too show
- Fantastic references
I know a lot of younger guys have these pipe dreams of sacrificing their youth, going to the best university, studying years for interviews, and looking / being the "perfect" candidate come interview time, without actually having built anything of substance.
Sure - you will probably land some sweet positions, but there's no way in hell you'll get hired as a CTO without anything real to show - unless it's a 3-piece student startup.
Yes, there are exceptions. There are young people that land very nice positions, but they're almost always both smart and experienced.
I think the roadmap look pretty boring, but it's what it is. Read, build, analyze, and understand. Have vision, and get good. If someones gonna hire you to design / build / develop their product, then you need to be able to lead and deliver. Hard work, experience, and good networking skills.
This is probably the clearest answer that I have gotten so far so thanks.
However I was hoping for something more exact. I guess there is no perfect path that someone can take.
I think I also asked my question incorrectly seeing the other answers I got.
What I was really looking for was how can I as a 29 year old graduate of a CS program who is currently working as a developer(Doing nothing exciting at a enterprise company) get to that goal(the one mentioned in the original comment). Like what steps should be taken going forward.