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How drumming reinvigorated my passion for mastery



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How drumming reinvigorated my passion for mastery



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    How drumming reinvigorated my passion for mastery How drumming reinvigorated my passion for mastery Presentation Transcript

    • How Drumming Reinvigorated My Passion For Mastery
      Presented by:
      Andy Maleh
      Obtiva Corp.
    • The Journey to Mastery
      Recommended by Drum instructor:
      Practice as often as you can
      Structured practice of patterns
      Free-form improvisation to open up creativity
      Perform live with others in a band
      Watch as many shows as you can
    • Applied to Software Development
      Practice programming as often as you can:
      Spend time learning mature technologies well
      Play around with experimental new technologies to open up creativity
      Read as much code and watch as many presentations by others as you can
      Use your programming skills on real-life projects
    • How To Learn
      Start by playing a pattern slow
      Speed up very gradually with a metronome
      Practice inserting the new learned pattern in actual music playing till it is internalized and becomes a part of my "feel"
    • Applied to Software Development
      Start learning a new technology by writing tiny programs
      Gradually expand those tiny programs to do more
      Look for practical applications for the new technologies and use them in the real-world
    • Passion and Aspiration
      The more I learned drumming patterns, the more I wanted to learn new ones
      Playing the drums at one point led me to aspire toward utter and complete mastery of all the drum styles I like
      This in turn gave me extreme motivation to enjoy practicing mundane exercises such as marching band drumming rudiments
    • Applied to Software Development
      The more technologies/languages you master the more you want to learn new ones
      At one point, you may realize that it is extremely rewarding to master the entire software development field
      This will motivate you to master every discipline related to software development including mundane ones like system administration
    • Applied to Software Development
      Get photos of masters in software development (e.g. Uncle Bob or Ken Auer).
      Cut off the head
      Insert yours
      Use as inspiration for mastery 
    • Andy Maleh (Obtiva Corp.)
      Blog: http://andymaleh.blogspot.com
      Email: andy@obtiva.com
      Twitter: AndyMaleh
      Bands and Upcoming Shows:
      Gag Order (Female Alt Rock)
      Nov 4, 2010 @ Elbo Room, Chicago, IL
      Cletus Darby (Garage Grunge Rock)
      Dec 10, 2010 @ Silvie's Lounge, Chicago, IL