12 Steps to be a Better Developer With Code School's Gregg Pollack


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Code Crew is very happy to announce that Code School's Gregg Pollack will be paying us a special visit to give a talk on 12 steps you can take to become a better developer. This is a talk about the lessons they don't teach in programming class. 

You will learn about setting expectations, getting outside of your comfort zone, moving from independence to interdependence and understanding software development as a craft.


Guest Speaker: Gregg Pollack

Gregg is passionate about taking complex topics and teaching them efficiently. He's helped build Envy Labs, Starter Studio, and Code School. He also furthers education through BarCamp in Orlando, the Orlando Ruby Users Group, and the Orlando Tech Events newsletter.

Refunds will only be given if the event is cancelled or rescheduled. 



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  • Angel F.

    Am I the only one who was not satisfied with the talk? And I was not told about the 10$ , please be more clear on these things in the future.

    October 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      > Am I the only one who was not satisfied with the talk?

      I can see how folks might have been expecting a more... technical talk. The thing is, though, Greg was right: those 12 "skills" are more important than most of the more technical ones. They're also much harder to teach, and I especially appreciated his talk in light of that.

      The internet is full of articles that will help teach you to be a better coder. It could probably do with more articles on how to be a better coworker, team member, and engineer.

      1 · October 13, 2013

    • Toti

      Huh? I wasn't trying to come across as formal... hey I even included "text-moticon"­ ;D ;P >:(... those aren't that formal no? ;D Wasn't my intention, but if it came across that way I'll live with that... what I cared most was not to sound like I was ranting and complaining about a fellow Code Crew dweller bashing his constructing criticism. Glad that was something that did come across in the right way. ;) PS: I agree with you Karl... that's info I value as they are though to learn and not easy to teach. If only all "bosses" where like thinking like Gregg there would be huge improvements for all employees across all companies and not only in US.

      October 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was in San Fran all week, majorly regret missing Gregg! Fond memories of watching his videos when I lived in #middleofnowhere Albuquerque New Mexico, dreaming of a life of code & adventure. Maybe next time!

    October 12, 2013

  • Craig W.

    Gregg Pollack was a blast. I was impressed by how human and heartfelt his lecture was. I love to watch his videos. It's fun how he waves his hands when he talks. Tonight he was holding a microphone and his cell phone so no hand-waving but Gregg was spot on. I loved what he said about giving the hats away. Interesting that he is choosing to keep the writer's hat. Good for him. Thank you for the event.

    2 · October 10, 2013

    • Russell J.

      ah... That really was such a great talk..."Right?"­ lol

      2 · October 11, 2013

  • Dja H.

    I really enjoyed the event Greg was awesome and just fun learn alot meet a few people had a great time can't wait to learn more from these meetups :)

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Russell J.

    Great talk that challenged us to look beyond the code to find areas we can improve as developers.

    2 · October 10, 2013

  • Robert S.

    Very informative, got to chat with some smart folks, thanks Felicia!

    2 · October 10, 2013

  • Jose B.

    Something came up and I can not make it!.

    October 10, 2013

  • Chris

    Forgot to get a ticket

    October 10, 2013

  • Paul

    Hey, anybody interested in working on a NYC real-estate app?? I've been NYC agent for 3 yrs, this app could cure a market wide disease!

    October 8, 2013

    • Keith C.

      Hi Paul please Private message me < I am in early stages talks as well & have significant App building experience..

      October 10, 2013

    • Keith C.

      Please feel free to check out some of my past work at www.keithchamish.com

      October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we have to bring anything?

    1 · October 8, 2013

  • Russell J.

    I tore my calf muscle on Friday (I train MMA...) and I'm happy to limp like an old man all the way to the city to see this talk... I love code school!

    October 9, 2013

  • David L.

    that's awesome! ive been doing his tutorials for months. I know all the rails jingles!

    3 · September 19, 2013

    • Jamal

      lol @ "I know all the rails jingles"

      October 4, 2013

  • Dja H.

    Can't wait to learn from Greg :)

    September 30, 2013

  • Dave

    I run a digital shop..about time i start to learn to code :)

    September 20, 2013

  • Andrew S.

    I heard Jamal will be dressing up as a Zombie!

    3 · September 19, 2013

  • Adam W.

    This is awesome! Nice work Code Crew team!

    1 · September 19, 2013

    • Felicia

      Thanks Adam!

      September 19, 2013

  • Maria M M.

    Wow I can't believe you got Gregg Pollack out here! Very excited to see him person!

    2 · September 19, 2013

    • Felicia

      We're excited too!

      September 19, 2013

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