“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain
While listening to The Tim Ferriss Show, I heard a question that could be helpful for developers. The episode was about, Testing The “Impossible”: 17 Questions That Changed My Life.
Question number eleven was the one that seemed beneficial for teams making software.
First off, it’s hard to get non-technical jobs at a tech startups. I’m just basing that off of my experience trying to get testing jobs at tech companies.
Software testing is technical but you don’t see job openings for it until the company has at least 20 people. It can be pretty challenging.
It feels like in the early days of a tech startup, most of the open position are technology focused. You’ll see positions for programmers, engineers, data scientists, developer operations, things like that.
There just aren’t a lot of non-technical jobs available. So through basic supply and demand you can see why the jobs are always difficult to get into.
Anyone else struggling with committing to code every day? There’s no time for anything. At least that’s how it feels, doesn’t it?
I’ve recently been implementing an X-Card strategy for writing.
The basic idea is that I try to write a specific number of words each day for seven weeks. Every day that I do, I write an X down on a notecard that I’ve created. Eventually, I’ll build a chain of X’s that will help keep me motivated to continue.
As a Software Developer, I would like to translate this strategy over to programming, which has been difficult for me to do in the past. I’ve been making excuses about how building a habit of daily coding is different from building a daily habit of writing.
There’s no time for anything. At least that’s how it feels doesn’t it?
When you think about Oktoberfest what comes to mind? For me it’s drunken good times, pumpkin craft beers and girls in cloggers with pigtails. Don’t judge I’m just being honest.
Can Software Developers really learn anything from a festival?