[Raleigh-talk] Fwd: Reminder: 21 Rubyists meet tomorrow.
robertfwest at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 14:24:18 PDT 2008
The local Ruby user group is having an interesting general programming topic
this month. Details below:
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From: Meetup Reminder <info at meetup.com>
Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 1:15 PM
Subject: Reminder: 21 Rubyists meet tomorrow.
To: robertfwest at gmail.com
[image: Meetup] Meetup Reminder
The Raleigh-area Ruby Brigade (raleigh.rb)
Your group has a Meetup tomorrow!
You still need to RSVP.
The Raleigh-area Ruby Brigade October
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 7:00 PM
At least 21 Rubyists.
Red Hat Headquarters
1801 Varsity Dr
Raleigh NC 27606
21 Rubyists <http://ruby.meetup.com/3/calendar/7849541/t/nr1p_rt/> are
*see all <http://ruby.meetup.com/3/calendar/7849541/t/nr1p_rt/>*
__Fear of Programming__
We developers spend a lot of time talking about how to improve technically
at our craft, how to write better code, how to be more productive when we're
writing code. But what about when we don't feel like coding? What about the
emotions that often keep us from putting our fingers on the keyboard and
working on that cool library we want to write or finishing up that cool side
project we were so fired up about a few weeks ago?
Maybe the reason we don't create more is that we're afraid. Afraid of not
finishing, afraid of what others will say, afraid we won't know how to solve
a problem, afraid that we're not working on the right thing. If creating
code is even partly an act of artistry, then it's worth examining our
emotional connection with what we're making. It might be time to start
realizing that coding productivity is affected as much by our emotional
outlook as it is by our technique.
If "fear is the mind-killer", how do we overcome it? How do we get past our
fear so we can create something amazing and have a blast doing it? Those are
the questions that this talk aims to at least begin answering.
(This talk is a preview of my upcoming RubyConf talk - please come out and
help me polish it!)
__About Nathaniel Talbott__
Wrote test/unit (no tomatoes please).
Attended every RubyConf (obvious fanboy).
Presented at every RubyConf (a bit compulsive).
Founded Terralien (get paid for my passion).
Afraid of programming (sometimes).
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