“The greatest missing skill is
somebody whosboth good at understanding the engineering andwho has good relationships with the hard-coreengineers, and bridges that to working with the customers.” Bill Gates
ResourcesThe following URLS point to
relevant information. If you liked the presentation, you are going to want tohave a look at the following sites:• Sleep Well - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/23/coders_insomnia_mental_hygiene/ On the Be Healthy slide, we talked about how good health improves your development skills. This is an interesting article about recommended sleep hygiene for programmers.• Getting Things Done - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Things_Done On the ‘Be Organized’ slide, we discussed how you can structure the way you work. This wikipedia article is a great starting point.• How To Ask Questions The Smart Way - http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html This article by Eric Raymond goes with the item about asking questions.• The Passionate Programmer - http://pragprog.com/titles/cfcar2/the-passionate-programmer In the ‘Passion’ item, we mentioned a book by the pragmatic programmers. This is the URL for it.
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in this presentation. All images are licensed with a creative common license.• ‘#27’ by Dwayne Madden - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/dj-dwayne/4553167357/• ‘This Way’ by Steve Snodgrass - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/stevensnodgrass/4906011803/• ‘I don’t want to be your ...’ by Josh Pesavento - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/pezz/3785769013/• ‘Matt Dillon kicks off ...’ by Yodel Anecdotal - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/yodelanecdotal/499434961/• ‘Still Human’ by Quinn Dombrowski - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/quinnanya/3821448668/• ‘Good Friends’ by Juliana Coutinho - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/ngmmemuda/4166182931/• ‘TAM London Audience’ by Matt Brown - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/londonmatt/3977320759/• ‘Crowd in DPC’ by Juozas Kaziukenas - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/juokaz/4702578495/• ‘The Bridge’ by Ian Carroll - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/iancarroll/3050791327/• ‘Bingo Night’ by Robert Banh - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/robertbanh/3319821124/• Untitled by Kristina Sohappy - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/kristina-sohappy/4242102266/• ‘ZendCon Tutorial Day’ by Andries Seutens - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/andriesss/4027902414/• ‘Google Logo in Building43’ by Robert Scoble - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/scobleizer/4249731778/• ‘Tiffus teaching Hoonan how to ﬁsh by Brett Kelly - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/inkedmn/758241963/• ‘Programming related books at home, RHS’ by Michael Fogus - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/fogus/2629211069/• ‘Darts of Pleasure’ by Melissa Gray - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/melissagray/4002863212/• ‘One step at a time’ by Fernando de Sousa - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/fernando/150271931/• ‘War and Peace Show’ by Growl Roar - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/growlroar/4821487849/• ‘Less is more? More than what?’ by Theilr - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/theilr/2200873034/• ‘Spaghetti’ by Cyclonebill - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/cyclonebill/2223412838/
CreditsThe following pictures were used
in this presentation. All images are licensed with a creative common license.• Untitled by Eduard Orbitron - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/eduardorbitron/5187761681/• ‘Riverside and I-35’ by Dustin Coates - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/dustinc/577521134/• ‘Drawer Organizers’ by Rubbermaid Products - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/rubbermaid/4545308035/• ‘Complicated Sign’ by Redvers - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/redvers/1249510693/• ‘Library Refresh’ by Mike McCune - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/mccun934/5000045252/• ‘The requisite startup foosball table’ by Quami77 - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/yakshaving/3795071232/• ‘Haystack’ by Fod Tzellos - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/fod/237453417/• ‘Red Lion Denver Southeast Fitness Center’ by Red Lion - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/43536733@N03/4009413538/• ‘Fire’ by Matthew Venn - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/matthewvenn/366986755/• ‘Main conference room’ by Felix de Vliegher - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/felixdv/2579551939/• ‘Matthew Weier-O’Phinney’ by Juozas Kaziukenas - http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/juokaz/4702577233/We have used other materials, such as the Dilbert and XKCD comics and the Yoda picture from Star Wars, under the assumptionsthat embedding them is fair use; they are copyrighted by their respective owners. Sources:• http://www.dilbert.com• http://www.xkcd.org• http://www.starwars.com