What I Learned?
- No one wants to be Ringo
- Being better is archivable
- Contribute to opensource projects
- Build your own apps
- Copy other’s peoples apps
- Build Twitter
- Build Facebook
- Write tests for a library (Delete the spec/test directory and start again)
- Put all in Github
- Put all your libraries
- Fix others’ people issues
- Improve documentation of others projects
- Work in others people constraints
- All of this will lead you to build your own style and your name
- Improve your writing and communication skills
- Write about your projects
- Dissects other’s people projects
- Force you to learn new topics
- Meet new people
- Free Beer!
There’s a lot of stuffs that I can take from this, I’ve been trying to do most of them, I’ve been contributing to OSS for a while now but I would also love to keep blogging which I started recently and in the near future give a talk; probably at first I will go to the local ruby user group and try there.
From the practice point of view I’m enjoying a lot Exercism and for the tracking down issues I’m already using Codetriage which are two great projects to help anyone improve their craft. I will try to write more about dissecting projects which will be a great way to learn more about reading other’s people code and also to learn new techniques in the process.
In conclusion this was a fun talk which a lot of insightful advices, I totally recommend it.