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La Dolce Vita Rubyista


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La Dolce Vita Rubyista

  1. 1. LA DOLCE VITA RUBYISTA Alan Whitaker MountainWest RubyConf 2009
  3. 3. view URUG video at: Utah Ruby User Group Members
  4. 4. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes. --Marcel Proust
  5. 5. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. --Pablo Picasso
  6. 6. view Rubyista Episode I at: RESISTENZA /RESISTANCE/
  7. 7. “It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance.”
  8. 8. life unlived life resistance
  9. 9. write book mend relationship launch biz release app find happiness make a difference create film run marathon lose weight beat addiction learn skill
  10. 10. self.lame? self.rock!
  11. 11. “Resistance hates it when we turn pro.”
  12. 12. view Rubyista Episode II at: FLUSSO /FLOW/
  13. 13. When do people feel most happy?
  14. 14. FLOW CHANNEL Boredom Flow Anxiety 100 Challenges 0 low high Skills
  15. 15. ENJOYMENT Activity Consciousness Challenge ≈ skills Deep involvement Sense of control No distractions Loss of self-concern Clear goals Timelessness Rapid feedback
  16. 16. view Rubyista Episode III at: IMPEGNO /ENGAGEMENT/
  17. 17. “Energy, not time, is our most precious resource”
  18. 18. EXPENDITURE / RECOVERY ⌘-R Team ⌘-R
  19. 19. MANAGING ENERGY emotional physical mental spiritual
  20. 20. Mangia!
  21. 21. grazie paesani!