Do you look around and want to do more? Maybe you want to move from junior developer to senior? Maybe you don’t care about your title, but you want to start contributing to a large open source project or start one yourself. You make a plan. You get excited. A year later, you’re in the exact same spot. What happened? Career development is like software. There are patterns, anti-patterns, and opportunities to refactor. In this session, you’ll learn some common anti-patterns --- waiting for perfect opportunities, overcommitting to different technologies, avoiding the local community --- along with patterns to solve them. If you find your plans constantly falling through, it’s time to refactor.