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Five years, building a culture, and handing it off. - Laughing Meme
Nothing we know [ about X ] should be assumed to be true. // Technology is the product of the culture that builds it. // If you want to build for the long term, the only guarantee is change. Invest in your people and your ability to ask questions, not your current answers. Your current answers are wrong, or they will be soon. // Software development should be thought of as a cycle of continual learning and improvement rather a progression from start to finish, or a search for correctness. If you aren’t shipping, you aren’t learning. If it slows down shipping, it probably isn’t worth it. Maturity is knowing when to make the trade off and when not to. // You build a culture of learning by optimizing globally not locally. Your improvement, over time, as a team, with shared tools, practices and beliefs is more important than individual pockets of brilliance. And more satisfying. [ anti-Rock Star dev philosophy ] [ book by Red Hat CEO Open Organization ]
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
What Do Programmers Care About - Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow
&! A Conversation with Joel Spolsky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF8ZVB-v3IM - to understand jquery, javascript have an understanding, feet wet in java - learning curve high, unkown of an optimal path (like double-blind cross-over study) to learn a handful technologies to be efficient, save and dangerous, within a team. - fogcreek software; teams of 8! not bigger, communication paths and relationships become in-efficient. incl team lead/manager - http://www.joelonsoftware.com/ - http://blog.codinghorror.com/ //&! Joel Spolsky - CEO of Stack Exchange & Co-Founder at Fog Creek - youtu.be/6h5cY7d6nPU // &! Stack Overflow Careers - Coding & Caffeine Keynote - youtu.be/WgMQ0IZjspM - min 44 diversity across many spectrums! and remote working works best if in about same timezone. min 53 - Agile movement //&!
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
LinkedIn and Spiceworks Profiles are the Modern Resume - Daily Blob - March 3, 2014 - YouTube
No Writing of Resume/CV. Just Cover letter with "Find me on:" Github, LinkedIn and Spiceworks Profile. And maybe Twitter too. And personal website/blog (professional & personal). Stackexchange? << Places of your professional online persona.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Question: How Do You Get Enough Experience to Apply for Programming Jobs? - YouTube
How jobs are advertised/written out (specs) is wide reaching. You can not be ever the perfect fit for any. HR (it at best qualified technical recruiter) doesn't really know how to communicated that and the manager always likes to have the best possible pool to choose from ... // enough has been written about how hiring/HR/diversity(from lots of vectors, not just gender) IS BROKEN - http://techcrunch.com/search/hiring#stq=hiring&stp=1 // // still there is a problem with ppl without university degrees/college degree (tech) being especially scrutinized (doing not good in interviews) having done 'just' couple of MOOCs/and Certificates "Quereinsteiger." // &! Rejection for Tech Professionals "you can't fail as long as you keep moving forward" - youtu.be/KG_WeQjuseU
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
Paul Ford: What is Code? | Bloomberg
http://www.charlierose.com/watch/60575121 - We conclude with Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel and writer and programmer Paul Ford. // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracies_against_the_laity // '~ Coding experience can be vapour if you are away from the window not practicing fo ~+12 months.'
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
NOVA | The Great Math Mystery - PBS - YouTube
Is mathematics our physical world because it can only be describes in mathematics? Physics and its fundamental constants [#] (ie speed of light, sound, gravity, ...). Is mathematics the essence of the universe? // Lesson for Engineering & Programming min 48:30 :: "Engineers live in the domain of the approximate. We are fundamentally interested in the practical. So, frequently we make approximations. We cut corners. We omit terms and equations to get things that are simple enough to suit our purposes and meet our needs. [...] For us engineers we don't get paid to do things right. We get paid to do things just right enough." *Adam Steltzner, NASA (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
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june 2015 by asterisk2a
Malcolm Gladwell on the challenge of hiring in the modern world - The New Yorker Conference - YouTube
// self-taught autodidact non-computer science applicants are not doing well in traditional brogrammer interviews &! RailsConf 2014 - Keynote: Writing Software by David Heinemeier Hansson - https://youtu.be/9LfmrkyP81M
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Confirmed: Twitter Buys TenXer For Under $50M To Improve Its Tools For Engineers | TechCrunch
In TenXer’s own words, “tenXer helps engineering leads be better managers. Using the data engineers produce every day (via GitHub, Pivotal, JIRA, Asana, Slack, etc.), we deliver the key views, stats and insights managers need to be effective and to help their teams be more productive.”
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april 2015 by asterisk2a
John Carmack: “I just dumped the C server I wrote for a new one in Racket” | Hacker News
Carmack is constantly challenging himself. A trait common among masters. [...] // You know what gets things done and makes things easy to maintain? Boring ass code. IF statements. FOR loops. I mostly use Perl today. It doesn't get in the way. But getting things done is not trendy. That's where we are today. >> Reply "You know what's the problem with boring code? It's boring. This means its information content is low, and its abstraction level is low. This means that you need more of it to express an algorithm. [...] What makes code easier to maintain is clear separation of concerns and low impedance between code's abstractions and the subject area. This is, again, attainable in a number of languages (though expressive power and minimalism help make it even nicer), given the right mindset and skills. I suppose John Carmack possesses both. [...] [And in a reply of a reply:] " [...] Refactoring simple code to handle more complicated situation as it develops is so much better than ..."
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march 2015 by asterisk2a
Staying Relevant In A Rapid Innovation Era | TechCrunch
At the same time, development has never played a more critical role in driving an organization’s progress. Success requires developers and their teams to adapt fast. Below are strategies for navigating this complicated, sink-or-swim world of development [...] Invest in Retraining Yourself [...] Lynda.com, Function Space, Udemy, Codeacademy, Code School are all good options. A little bit of training and practice a few times a week will go a long way. [...] Keep Notes [ Documentation ] [...] Read StackOverflow. StackOverflow is the only game in town for asking development-related questions, and it contains a gold mine of information for developers. [...] Put Your Hobby Code on GitHub
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february 2015 by asterisk2a
What We Learned From 40 Female YC Founders | Hacker News
http://blog.ycombinator.com/what-we-learned-from-40-female-yc-founders - "Not surprisingly, most of the women were domain experts solving a problem they themselves had. That's something that tends to be true of successful founders regardless of gender." - &! from the comments in the hackernews item - "I've been coding since I was ~13. I can understand why people who haven't might have valid reasons to wish they'd started earlier. I'd just say: beware self-fulfilling prophecies and selection bias. Lots of really excellent software people I've worked with got late starts. Lots of people who started early coasted or are still coasting. In the 25 years I've been coding, only a few years worth of that time really grew me as a developer, so what you work on has just as much impact as how long you've been working on it." [...] As an old boss of mine said when hiring, "Does this person have ten years' experience? Or one year's experience, ten times?". [...] [Ageism comes also up/is discussed.]
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november 2014 by asterisk2a
Open your company's doors and let the machines in - the economy depends on it - Telegraph
The faster the mechanisation process, the more likely we are to see productivity – the amount of output each worker generates – starting to grow again and, with it, wages. A greater use of artificial intelligence throughout the economy will benefit, not hurt, the overall workforce. There are just two, crucial, caveats: it will be vital to help individuals displaced by the new technologies to find work in new areas. Better education and training will become even more vital. We also need policies to ensure that the UK, already a leading player in high value-added industries, continues to develop in these areas; this means making sure that Britain remains an open economy, that taxes are kept low, that higher education is allowed to thrive free of the dead hand of the state, and that infrastructure, including airport links, is up to scratch.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Learn To Code, Learn To Think : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
policy to push to learn to write, read, understand code and systems. design thinking. problem solving. early on as soon as yound ppl are literate ~12-14. - higher productivity - + 3D printing future in 30 years ... future of 30-35hr work week - 5-6hrs a day. THE REAL NEW ECONOMY. 90's New Economy was hyped by exuberance and ... different topic. But this is the outline of the real new world, new economy. ( robert skidelsky in praise of leisure ) when the world is flat - 2050. baring any other crisis being solved ala climate change and ecological disasters. man made or ie earthquake swallowing california, canarie islands exploding creating huge tsunami, yosemite exploding, etc etc. - baring also - that we fix inequality problems, reducing the divide. fostering better democratic process, transparency and accountability - instilling trust and confidence again in public service.
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
YouTube's Secret Algorithm - Computerphile - YouTube
engineering ... iteration, iteration, a/b testing, ... and sometimes you have to experiment with a small user base sample, to discover something new - not so obvious user behaviour. ala Occrams Razor theory, sometimes the simplest thing is the best and most elegant solution. ... only hands on experience and mentorship can teach you such things. not college degree. no masters degree. only real world application.
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april 2014 by asterisk2a

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