…, author, speaker, and CTO of 6wunderkinder. Ben and Chad discuss Chad's recent move to Berlin and 6wunderkinder, what a CTO does, getting back to coding, the early Ruby community, who Chad wants to hire, predicting success of new hires, and what makes a truly good developer, favorite interview questions, how Chad's interviewing process has changed over time, how age and experience can change your perspective, how Chad built a great team, and what he might write about …
This weekis joined by software developer, podcaster, and author, . Chad and Brett discuss Brett's work location and setup, his open source and commercial software projects, app store pricing, his publishing experience and workflow, and his podcast. They also discuss his keyboard and trackpad mappings, and much more.
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…you said in the version on confreaks -- PROVIDED that you also quote me saying that Chad is a werewolf. As long as you present THAT with the same level of seriousness that you've already given to the rest of the quote taken out of context, I am totally fine with it.
Because I didn't say the guy should be killed. I said the guy was a supernatural monster with the ability to grow fangs and hair and transform into a half-wolf, half-man demon whenever the moon turns full, and therefore …
…Fowler's Passionate Programmer book . In this book, Chad said about Brown Bag sessions, which is a lecture or talk given at lunch time (the name " Brown Bag" comes from the food packet that people usually brought, usually brown bags). Reading this chapter was the motivation I needed to gather our team and discuss the requirements to make our own meetings happen.
The first requirement is inherent to a consultancy company which sometimes has people working from …
It's hard to summarize Chad's book into just a few sentences, but what I got from his book is that if, for whatever reason, you lose your passion for for your job, you should move on to another place where you can be passionate and excel. In my case, I'm still very much passionate about video game development but I find my passion seriously affected by an unhealthy work environment, bad communication and a lack of desire to change things in concrete ways. As the saying goes, "People …
Today's guest post was originally published on the thoughtbot blog and is republished here with the thumbs up from Chad and thoughtbot. For a few years, I've been developing content and giving talks on the theme of best practices. This work came together under the name Rails in the form of a book , a recent podcast and webinar , and some upcoming workshops in Boston and San Francisco .
Throughout these activities, some common themes have emerged.
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…Deployinator . I'll also be presenting alongside my co-workers and friends Chad, Kellan and Mike Brittain . We're gonna attempt to brain-dump (in an entertaining way, of course) the engineering spirit that makes so unique.
But what about WorstEver?!
…It was a great discussion, though, and I certainly feel confident that these swaps will continue to be more and more valuable.
I can't thank Obtiva and EdgeCase enough for this opportunity. Not only did I get to learn from some great developers and see how a peer company is run, but I also experienced an amazing week in a great new city. Special thanks to Ryan and Chad for taking the time to show me around. You guys rock.