Metadevelopment

A place where Software Developers grow!

You know how to code.
It's time to get new superpowers!

Our Goal
We want to give every Software Developer a set of superpowers beyond technologies to help them control their personal and professional growth!

We focus on actionable advice and analysing personal context.
Become the best version of yourself sooner!
Get actionable advice and simple first steps to acquire new skills!
Apply your knowledge of engineering and systems thinking: treat your life and career as a system you can optimize!

Start mindfully exploring flexible skills beyond technologies.

Learn how to control your main resources: time, money, energy and social connectedness.

Get into a habit of planning and implementing meaningful steps to discover your passion and purpose.

Surround yourself with supportive and like-minded people.

Have you ever asked those questions?
We will help you find the answers and implement the solutions in your life!
How do I find time for all my ideas?
Lack of time is one of the basic problems we all have faced. There are many reasons for this problem to appear, but the most widespread are vague priorities and lack of explicit time management.
Why do I have no energy after work?
Lack of energy is something people start experiencing once in a while. You need to start taking care of yourself, settle your exercising routing, debug your nutrition and pay attention to your emotional hygiene.
What is important in my career?
Your career is a significant part of your life. You should think about your career as a project explicitly and account for your career capital. Do not optimize just for money or for learning. Design a better system of your professional growth that will fit into your life's mission.
How do I prove that I am "a real Developer"?
We all have been told "you are not a real developer!" at least once in our life. Impostor Syndrome is, unfortunately, something we are familiar with. If you earn money by writing code - you are a professional programmer already! If you really want to prove something for yourself, we will give you a set of balanced metrics and frameworks to assess your own progress!
What should I do with my life?
There are no predefined answers for this question. You need to dive into self-knowledge and self-analysis and experiment a lot to figure out what you want to do with your life. You can change your approach to growth and answer this question if you adopt a Growth Mindset and create a personal experimentation system.
Is Tech Industry really as bad as I have seen so far?
All contexts are different. Our brain tend to generalize our experience as soon as possible. Start talking to people from different backgrounds, countries and companies to learn about the diversity of our field. All those bits of information will help your start changing your circumstances!

How does it work?

1
Join the Club
Join a global community of tech people interested in personal and professional growth.

Get support and accountability, ask questions, get feedback and share what you have learned to help other people succeed.

We answer all questions.
2
Access tools and resourcers on Patreon
Get access to our hand-picked and verified resources (articles, webinars, case studies) and tools we create to solve problems with your lifestyle and career.

Find solutions to your known problems and figure out your knowledge gaps both in personal and professional life.
3
Learn how to learn with focus on actions
Take part in biweekly Quests and learn and try something new from different areas of life.

Apply our methodology biased towards actions to immediately apply what you've learned and get quick results.
4
Tweak your personal system
Learn from other community members to better understand their and your context and the applicability of tools and approaches.

Apply everything you learn in the real world and tweak your personal growth system.
We are trusted by Engineers from these companies:
Alexei
Lead Frontend developer at http://aboutyou.de
@mtdvio community really helps developers to become better and happier. Here is my story: https://twitter.com/crecotun/status/95612178393722...
Anonymous member
Holy cow. Today I got 2 job offers (third one's on the way), with salary that x4 from what I had 1.5 years ago. MTDV mindset FTW!

https://twitter.com/mtdvio/status/1022866859199279105
Anonymous member
Became more organised with all study and work I do. I go to the gym 3-4 times a week. I am mentoring a person to become a front-end developer outside the work. I am meeting new people. And I still talk to my girlfriend every day...

https://www.patreon.com/posts/progress-report-17102468
Suitable for every level!
Novice Developer
  • Jump-start your career. Access hand-picked recommendations.
  • Get feedback and advice. Experienced colleagues will always help.
  • Skip most frustrating mistakes. Learn basics you need to know.
  • Grow efficiently. Do not waste time on useless stuff.
Professional Developer
  • Increase your impact. Learn how to be more efficient.
  • Stop wasting time on hype. Get access to verified resources.
  • Figure out your next career step. Make it happen sooner.
  • Define your professional value. Negotiate your compensation.
Senior Developer
  • Overcome a "glass ceiling". Learn what skills you may be lacking.
  • Figure out your unique positioning. Define your expert area.
  • Design your work-life balance. Stay efficient without overtimes.
  • Share your knowledge. Help others to become better.
Entrepreneur
  • Meet great developers. Create a team for your dream projects.
  • Get insights into technologies. Learn from the best.
  • Tap into critical thinking and rationality. Get feedback on ideas.
  • Build connections. Get in touch with world-class experts
For Engineers by Engineers
We are a team of professional Software Engineers who are interested in helping others become better.

  • We worked in outsourcing, startups, freelance and enterprise companies.

  • We took part in founding 5 technical companies from scratch.

  • We personally mentored over 40 developers and helped them reach their goals like relocation, better jobs, pay raise, etc.

  • We worked for startups and big companies like Coca-Cola, Wolters Kluwer, HP and Microsoft.

  • We have over 30 years of experience as professional Software Engineers combined.

  • We give talks at conferences and meetups.

We have decided to make something better with the contemporary life-long learning so that people do not get lost in the industry.

Metadevelopment is not affiliated with any company. We focus on your own interests and growth.

Take control!

Join Metadevelopment today and control your life and career!
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