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Be a Good OSS Citizen

Be a Good OSS Citizen

You don’t need to be a expert to get started as an open source contributor. This week, try posting to an OSS project, and help drive the community towards more solid, safe, and accessible software.

Reminisce

Reminisce

Our industry moves very fast and technology in general seems to grow exponentially. But we shouldn’t lose sight of where we were and why things are the way they are today. For example, when I started building websites, I used a plain text editor and tested for XHTML and W3C compliance. I would proudly display … Continued

Make Leaders, Not Needers

Make Leaders, Not Needers

Working in technology, we spend a significant amount of time and effort in the transference of knowledge. Maybe it’s because our field evolves so quickly, but we are always learning. This means someone is doing the teaching. It might be your co-workers, a blog post, a book, a conference. Whatever the format, when it’s your turn to … Continued

Deep Work

Deep Work

Wherever you are, make sure you’re there. — Dan Sullivan You’re likely familiar with things like the 4-hour work week and the Pomodoro Technique (a.k.a. tomato timer), but have you tried it? I’ve always had an internal drive to be efficient, be organized, try not to waste time, resources—but have never tried using my work … Continued

Never Stop Exploring

Never Stop Exploring

As developers, we work in a highly dynamic field. One that, relative to others, hasn’t been around very long. We benefit from constantly being challenged to keep up as things continue to evolve. But, at the same time, if you don’t keep a long view it’s easy to only think as big as the world right … Continued

Be Competitive!

Be Competitive!

In the spirit of juxtaposition, this week’s theme is Be Competitive! Last week we looked inward and tried to center ourselves; this week we look outward and consider how competition is embedded in our lives. Competition drives innovation in fair markets and it also pushes us to be a little bit better than we thought we … Continued

The Law of the Lever or Find your Fulcrum

The Law of the Lever or Find your Fulcrum

We often talk about maintaining a healthy work/life balance, but what does that really mean? This week’s theme is about the rest of that system: the lever and the fulcrum. Because how and where you apply pressure will affect the amount of force necessary to create change. Challenge yourself to think about how your professional life and … Continued