Friday 5th April, 2013
10:00am to 10:30am
As a teen and twenty-something programmer I often found myself tossing hundreds of lines of code at a problem. I see this pattern over and over again in the young programmers we hire at my day job. I've noticed that now that I'm in my mid thirties and have been programming for almost 20 years I spend significantly less time actually writing code even though the problems I am tasked to solve are significantly more difficult. I recently spoke on this topic at our local ruby group and I'd like to flesh out the presentation a bit more and give it to a wider audience.
The basic premise is that we should be spending significantly more time thinking than we do programming and there are wide reaching ramifications to this point. Subtleties in how our non programming coworkers perceive some of us wandering around the office pacing or arguing at the white board are all to be covered as well as discussing the body of research that supports the ideas behind thinking more and working less.
Reformed jock turned computer geek. I sometimes play instruments badly and sing in the shower loudly. bio from Twitter
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