Critical Developer Skills for the Next Five Years

The Seattle CTO Club members chimed in on what they thought were the most important technologies and skills for development teams for the next five years. This is not meant to be a prediction of the future but an insight into what is important now that will remain important in the near term.

  • Containers, Docker, Kubernetes/Mesos
  • Security; threat modeling
  • Deep learning, AI, Machine learning
  • International user experience
  • Remote communication and collaboration
  • Natural user interfaces (voice, gesture, eye track, language)
  • Functional programming (Clojure, Scala, etc.)
  • VR and augemented Reality
Critical Developer Skills for the Next Five Years