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  • 1. I Have No Talent An Organized Rant Great Lakes Ruby Bash, Lansing MI John Nunemaker April 17, 2010 Ordered List Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 2. Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 3. Background The Rant That Struck A Nerve Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 4. Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 5. First Nerve The Gods Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 6. Second Nerve The Mortals Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 7. The Path We are all on it (at different points). Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 8. 1. You Must Measure Yourself against you in the past Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 9. Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 10. 2003 html, css, flash, photoshop, ftp oakprairiefarms.com, johnnunemaker.com Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 11. 2004 college grad, php, mysql, js, standards a lot of php/mysql admin areas Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 12. 2005 ajax, coldfusion, oracle, prototype, scriptaculous addictedtonew.com, mysql table wrapper, addicted to feedburner and flickr libs Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 13. 2006 rails, ruby, terminal, http requests, parsing xml/json, version control, class/instance variables, testing first rails site, railstips.org, nd forum Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 14. 2007 deployment, delegation, actionscript conductor, nd.edu, snitch, lorem, scrobbler, mirrored Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 15. 2008 jquery, merb, git(hub), pythong googlebase, googlreader, statwhore, httparty, user_stamp, happymapper Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 16. 2009 oauth, mongodb, single page apps, include/extend, inheritance, tdd columbus, google-weather, crack, mongomapper, harmony Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 17. 2010 proxies, identity map, composition, design patterns, refactoring, sinatra mongotips.com, wand, canable, joint, gemwhois Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 18. I Learned From Generic to Specific Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 19. I Transitioned From Learning to Doing Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 20. “ What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing. Aristotle Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 21. 2003-2010 Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 22. 2003-2010 40+ oss projects Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 23. 2003-2010 40+ oss projects 100+ websites/applications Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 24. 2003-2010 40+ oss projects 100+ websites/applications 470+ blog posts Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 25. 2003-2010 40+ oss projects 100+ websites/applications 470+ blog posts a lot of code Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 26. 2. You Must Choose To work hard and practice deliberately Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 27. You Must Choose Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 28. Choose You Must Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 29. “ Greatness is not a function of circumstances. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice. You must maintain an unwavering faith that you can, and will prevail in the end. Jim Collins Good To Great Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 30. “ We sometimes think of being good at mathematics as an innate ability. You either have "it" or you don't. [...] it's not so much ability as attitude. You master mathematics if you are willing to try. Malcolm Gladwell Outliers Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 31. You Must Work Hard Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 32. “ Children who associate success with hard work tend to have a “mastery-oriented response” to challenging situations, while children who see themselves as just plain “smart” or “dumb,” or “good” or “bad” at something, have a “learned helplessness orientation.” Josh Waitzkin The Art of Learning Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 33. “ The Japanese [teachers] want their kids to struggle. [...] American teachers, though, worked like waiters. Whenever there was a struggle, they wanted to move past it, make sure the class kept gliding along. But you don't learn by gliding. Jim Stigler, UCLA Prof The Teaching Gap Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 34. “ Great companies did not focus on what to do, but rather what not to do and what to stop doing. Jim Collins Good To Great Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 35. You Must Practice Deliberately Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 36. “ The best people in any field are those who devote the most hours to what the researchers call “deliberate practice”. Geoffrey Colvin What It Takes To Be Great Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 37. “ For example: Simply hitting a bucket of balls is not deliberate practice, which is why most golfers don't get better. Hitting an eight-iron 300 times with a goal of leaving the ball within 20 feet of the pin 80 percent of the time, continually observing results and making appropriate adjustments, and doing that for hours every day - that's deliberate practice. Geoffrey Colvin What It Takes To Be Great Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 38. “ Understand that talent doesn’t mean intelligence, motivation or personality traits. It’s an innate ability to do some specific activity especially well. Geoffrey Colvin What It Takes To Be Great Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 39. “ Maybe we can't expect most people to achieve greatness. It's just too demanding. But the striking, liberating news is that greatness isn't reserved for a preordained few. It is available to you and to everyone. Geoffrey Colvin What It Takes To Be Great Saturday, April 17, 2010
  • 40. Thank you! john@orderedlist.com @jnunemaker Great Lakes Ruby Bash, Lansing MI John Nunemaker April 17, 2010 Ordered List Saturday, April 17, 2010