Hello, I will give a brief introduction about myself and then share my notes about Brenna O’Brien’s talk.
Brenna O’Brien, she is currently front-end engineer at TED. In her presentation, she gave a lot of sentences that are like the core values of a real developer. She shared what to do or not to do. People always focus what they have to be a good developer, but Brenna O’Brien also shared the “not to do’s” for becoming a real developer according to her experience. Overall, I can tell that her presentation was very meritorious.
My notes in short sentences:
- “I need to know everything” is a wrong idea
- The front-end spectrum;
- You will be master of nothing at the end, if you try to learn every tool that is out there
- Use new and shiny products when it really solves your “problem”
- Do not memorize things that are easy to access, especially if you are good at using Google Search
- Memorization will happen by itself when you use it many times
- Real developers use resources wisely
- Your peers are also good resource
- Software is soft, don’t be afraid to write codes and make mistakes
Thomas Edison: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”
- Real developers learn from mistakes
- Real developers know how to debug
- Show your work, warts and all
- Share your work and get ideas from different people
- Celebrate Success!
- Real developers encourage each other
- Real developers think outside of the browser
- Real developers are resourceful, accepting, and creative
Amy Wibow: “Technology-inspired technology gives us incremental improvements. Art-inspired technology gives us brand new ideas.”
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