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Why no one is looking for rockstar programmers (updated version)

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Why no one is looking for rockstar programmers (updated version)

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Why no one is looking for rockstar programmers (updated version)

  1. 1. Why no one is looking for "rockstar programmers" Wiktor Schmidt, netguru @wiktorschmidt wiktor@netguru.co netguru.co
  2. 2. netguru ● Ruby on Rails ● working on projects for clients ● 50 people ● 40 developers ● focus on finding and training great developers netguru.co
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  6. 6. ? netguru.co
  7. 7. 1 Team player netguru.co
  8. 8. Things you should never say ● works on my machine ● blame shows me that Joe commited this line ● it was like this before my changes netguru.co
  9. 9. 2 Egoless programmer netguru.co
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  11. 11. Egoless programmer ● You are not your code ● There is ALWAYS someone that is better than you that you can learn from ● There is ALWAYS someone that is worse than you that you can teach ● Critique other people's code not other people netguru.co
  12. 12. 3 ABL netguru.co
  13. 13. Always Be Learning ● Which technology that is relevant today was relevant 5 years ago? ● Which technology that was relevant 5 years ago is relevant today? netguru.co
  14. 14. What now? netguru.co
  15. 15. What now? ● go through someones open source code, improve it and send a pull request - be open to feedback from others ● learn a new technology/library (can I recommend Ruby? ;) - strive to learn a new one every few months netguru.co
  16. 16. Thank you Question / comments? ● twitter: @wiktorschmidt ● email: wiktor@netguru.co netguru.co

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