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Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
why the tuxedo?
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
GET /better
Sunday, August 4, 13
about 3 years ago
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
what can i do?
Sunday, August 4, 13
how do i improve?
Sunday, August 4, 13
how do i become
more desirable?
Sunday, August 4, 13
a quick story
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
9 years later...
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
how do you get to
carnegie hall?
Sunday, August 4, 13
practice
Sunday, August 4, 13
what does this
have to do with
being a better
developer?
Sunday, August 4, 13
EVERYTHING!
Sunday, August 4, 13
being “better”
is achievable
Sunday, August 4, 13
but it involves
WORK!
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
practice
network
itunes
write
perform
Sunday, August 4, 13
code
network
github
blog
speak
Sunday, August 4, 13
code!
(practice)
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
how do you get to
google?
Sunday, August 4, 13
practice
Sunday, August 4, 13
contribute to
other’s projects
Sunday, August 4, 13
build your
own apps
Sunday, August 4, 13
copy other’s
apps
Sunday, August 4, 13
build twitter
Sunday, August 4, 13
build facebook
Sunday, August 4, 13
the list is endless
Sunday, August 4, 13
write tests for
an existing library
Sunday, August 4, 13
put it on github!
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
github
(itunes)
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
put it on your
resume!
Sunday, August 4, 13
contribute!
Sunday, August 4, 13
post your
open-source
projects
Sunday, August 4, 13
fix issues for
your favorite libraries
Sunday, August 4, 13
build your name
Sunday, August 4, 13
build your style
Sunday, August 4, 13
work in their
constraints
Sunday, August 4, 13
blog
(write)
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
improve communication
Sunday, August 4, 13
improve documentation
Sunday, August 4, 13
write about your
projects
Sunday, August 4, 13
dissect other’s
projects
Sunday, August 4, 13
just write!
Sunday, August 4, 13
speak
(perform)
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
name recognition
Sunday, August 4, 13
learn new topics
Sunday, August 4, 13
meet people
Sunday, August 4, 13
free beer!
Sunday, August 4, 13
network
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
be an extrovert!
Sunday, August 4, 13
next gig?
Sunday, August 4, 13
new friend?
Sunday, August 4, 13
learn something new!
Sunday, August 4, 13
code
network
github
blog
speak
Sunday, August 4, 13
is there a shortcut?
Sunday, August 4, 13
Sunday, August 4, 13
@markbates
Sunday, August 4, 13
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Delivered as a Keynote at Burlington Ruby Conference on August 3rd, 2013. Learn how to become a better and a more desirable developer.

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  1. 1. @markbates Sunday, August 4, 13
  2. 2. Sunday, August 4, 13
  3. 3. Sunday, August 4, 13
  4. 4. why the tuxedo? Sunday, August 4, 13
  5. 5. Sunday, August 4, 13
  6. 6. GET /better Sunday, August 4, 13
  7. 7. about 3 years ago Sunday, August 4, 13
  8. 8. Sunday, August 4, 13
  9. 9. what can i do? Sunday, August 4, 13
  10. 10. how do i improve? Sunday, August 4, 13
  11. 11. how do i become more desirable? Sunday, August 4, 13
  12. 12. a quick story Sunday, August 4, 13
  13. 13. Sunday, August 4, 13
  14. 14. Sunday, August 4, 13
  15. 15. Sunday, August 4, 13
  16. 16. Sunday, August 4, 13
  17. 17. Sunday, August 4, 13
  18. 18. Sunday, August 4, 13
  19. 19. Sunday, August 4, 13
  20. 20. Sunday, August 4, 13
  21. 21. 9 years later... Sunday, August 4, 13
  22. 22. Sunday, August 4, 13
  23. 23. Sunday, August 4, 13
  24. 24. how do you get to carnegie hall? Sunday, August 4, 13
  25. 25. practice Sunday, August 4, 13
  26. 26. what does this have to do with being a better developer? Sunday, August 4, 13
  27. 27. EVERYTHING! Sunday, August 4, 13
  28. 28. being “better” is achievable Sunday, August 4, 13
  29. 29. but it involves WORK! Sunday, August 4, 13
  30. 30. Sunday, August 4, 13
  31. 31. Sunday, August 4, 13
  32. 32. practice network itunes write perform Sunday, August 4, 13
  33. 33. code network github blog speak Sunday, August 4, 13
  34. 34. code! (practice) Sunday, August 4, 13
  35. 35. Sunday, August 4, 13
  36. 36. how do you get to google? Sunday, August 4, 13
  37. 37. practice Sunday, August 4, 13
  38. 38. contribute to other’s projects Sunday, August 4, 13
  39. 39. build your own apps Sunday, August 4, 13
  40. 40. copy other’s apps Sunday, August 4, 13
  41. 41. build twitter Sunday, August 4, 13
  42. 42. build facebook Sunday, August 4, 13
  43. 43. the list is endless Sunday, August 4, 13
  44. 44. write tests for an existing library Sunday, August 4, 13
  45. 45. put it on github! Sunday, August 4, 13
  46. 46. Sunday, August 4, 13
  47. 47. github (itunes) Sunday, August 4, 13
  48. 48. Sunday, August 4, 13
  49. 49. put it on your resume! Sunday, August 4, 13
  50. 50. contribute! Sunday, August 4, 13
  51. 51. post your open-source projects Sunday, August 4, 13
  52. 52. fix issues for your favorite libraries Sunday, August 4, 13
  53. 53. build your name Sunday, August 4, 13
  54. 54. build your style Sunday, August 4, 13
  55. 55. work in their constraints Sunday, August 4, 13
  56. 56. blog (write) Sunday, August 4, 13
  57. 57. Sunday, August 4, 13
  58. 58. improve communication Sunday, August 4, 13
  59. 59. improve documentation Sunday, August 4, 13
  60. 60. write about your projects Sunday, August 4, 13
  61. 61. dissect other’s projects Sunday, August 4, 13
  62. 62. just write! Sunday, August 4, 13
  63. 63. speak (perform) Sunday, August 4, 13
  64. 64. Sunday, August 4, 13
  65. 65. name recognition Sunday, August 4, 13
  66. 66. learn new topics Sunday, August 4, 13
  67. 67. meet people Sunday, August 4, 13
  68. 68. free beer! Sunday, August 4, 13
  69. 69. network Sunday, August 4, 13
  70. 70. Sunday, August 4, 13
  71. 71. be an extrovert! Sunday, August 4, 13
  72. 72. next gig? Sunday, August 4, 13
  73. 73. new friend? Sunday, August 4, 13
  74. 74. learn something new! Sunday, August 4, 13
  75. 75. code network github blog speak Sunday, August 4, 13
  76. 76. is there a shortcut? Sunday, August 4, 13
  77. 77. Sunday, August 4, 13
  78. 78. @markbates Sunday, August 4, 13
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