Being Senior Part 1- the books and data
This is just a quick post to throw up the books I quoted from and a link to the data for anyone who attended my presentation at Utah JS Conference 2016 today. I am putting down my thoughts in a long form post which should hopefully be up in the next couple days.
So with no further ado… here is the anonymized data from the survey. The long form will talk more about the methods I used to evaluate the information and what all the colors, and numbers in there mean. For now... enjoy.
The books that I mentioned, which are mostly about the development of craft and work ethic, are:
- Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew Crawford
- Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman by Peter Korn
- Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
- Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcom Gladwell
One that I didn’t mention that forms a nice trilogy with Why We Make Things and Shop Class as Soulcraft, is Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M. Pirsig.
These are not programming books... but they will help you be a better programmer.
If you came to my talk today, Thanks! You are awesome! If not... I’ll have video from it and a long form write up of my thoughts soon. I promise.
Oh yeah: the slides are here!