After you’ve mastered how to implement a feature or pattern, and after you’ve mastered to design a module, and after you’ve mastered how to design a system, and after you’ve mastered how to ace KPIs and OKRs, what’s next?
It could be mastering how to communicate with your users, or how to take feedback, or how to prepare for the next downturn, or how to anticipate the market shifting from your current role to whatever it finds valuable, or how to be at peace with the decisions you made.
If you work in software, technology is at the easiest part of the skill tree. All the hard stuff comes from branching out past technology into how using and building technology serves others, and how to serve others the best way you can. Where are you at now, and what’s next for you?