The most heart-wrenching story we received, we felt, belongs to this father of three: Through two counties. One highway. Two interstate freeways. Passing one downtown at rush hour x 2. 77 miles round trip. Every day. All in a white ‘99 Saturn coupe with the original seats still in it (which are completely lopsided/broken/tweaked due to the massive body builder who owned it before me). I barely get home in time for dinner and to put my three young kids to bed. I leave before my oldest …
…working with the development/consulting/training shop Tilde , Jeff " " 's excellent discussion forum Discourse , and the wonderful coworking space Foundery to make Embergarten a top-notch learning experience. Here's their proposed syllabus:
Beginner -1 (Saturday, May 18)
Basic app structure, routing and (of course) conventions
Ember's object model
Intermediate - Day…
…goal of Stack Exchange. You know, endless permutations of things like "My boss Jeff is a total jerk, he constantly changes my code without asking and overrides me all the time with his BS arbitrary decisions, should I quit?"* I can understand deciding to outlaw the entire class of career questions because they're frequently soft, opinion-y, and highly specific to the person asking. It's easier to just throw out the whole category rather than do the painful work of sifting …
I think the magic is in how Jeff and Raghu, the two teachers, understand how to teach absolute beginners. Teaching beginners is a unique skill. It requires a ton of patience and a truckload of empathy. You really have to start right at the beginning and assume nothing about what people may or may not know. You have to think like a beginner again. That's really hard.
Am I a fantastic programmer now? No way. Would I hire myself as a programmer at 37signals? No, I wouldn't. But that …
If you're thinking about registering for The Lean Startup, bear in mind that we're selling early-bird tickets in blocks. When this block sells out—as of this posting, the current …
"Can I just ask, as a divorced black housewife, what part of being a single white slacker makes you people so jaded?"
The more I exist, the more The resonates with me. And that article is the answer to Shirley's question. Britta, Jeff, Trap , they're all busy. Shirley is tired.
So, I don't know where the idea that they don't buy comes from because there are products everywhere that are successful.
Patrick: I think it's partly a projection thing, like, "I don't buy anything and therefore people like me must not buy stuff." Which, there are many issues with projecting your behavior onto other people. …
Here at Jeff's endeavors . His smart and pragmatic solutions to real-world problems impressed us. We're happy to announce that he has decided to join the Fingertips team., we've been reading about
Jeff has been active in theand community for a few years now. He lives in Soest, near Amersfoort, because we have yet to convince him to move to . Jeff has a dog named Shanti.
Jeff at the office
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…Exchange. It's a startup, and startup life and family life, especially with young children, can be very incompatible. Jeff has a young boy and two twin girls whose age can still be measured in days . He's decided to take more time to be with his family, and I can't help but approve.
Thanks for everything, Jeff, and we'll see you out there!
Jeff is in love with failure, so much that he titled his Why I Hire People Who Fail . His company culture does not just encourage risk taking, he says, they demand failure. After all, if you are not failing every now and then you're probably not advancing. Remember how many product flops ? Jeff is trying to top that number exponentially. hadarticle,
Which brings us to our own relentless focus on building a culture where failing is encouraged. Our …