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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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GET /better

  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
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  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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