mwrc: Alan Whitaker on programming passion and Ruby

Alan Whitaker: La Dolce Vita Rubyista
of Lead Media Partners

Discovery – something that kids do. Something that many ruby programmers are
doing as they leave old jobs for new jobs where they can use Ruby.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing
with new eyes.” — Marcel Proust.

Resistance – anything worth doing is likely to meet resistance. Resistance
stands between the life we live and the life we would like to live.

Cultivate passion while maintaining balance in life.

Flow. The book. By Mihaly Csikszentmihalhyi.

Enjoyment factors: Clear goals, no distractions, challenge, rapid feedback,
deep involvement, sense of control, loss of self-concern, timelessness.

The book “The Power of Full Engagement” says, “Energy, not time, is our most precious resource”.