Great post Andy and agree 100%.
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On Jun 23, 2012, at 8:42 AM, "Andy Matthews" <[address removed]> wrote:
I want to
admonish the list for the way they've been acting towards this person, and for
the title of this very topic.
I speak at 3-4
conferences a year, and participate in user groups, online meetups, and
plain old developer chit-chat. One of the topics that comes up time and time
again when discussing the Ruby and Rails community is the ego and elitism of
said developers. I know that it's not everyone, but there's enough high profile
individuals who act that way that it paints the everyone with the same
Attacking a user
who has a business idea because he didn't "approach" you the right way is a
terrible way to build community and the tech scene in Nashville. I hope you can
appreciate how it makes the people on this list look when they're seriously
considering a topic on how to instruct potential employers on the proper way to
approach an almighty Rails developer (sarcasm mine). The original poster might
have been a noob, but that's no cause for treating him that
I'd like to
remind you that while we are indeed the doers, and developers, we're nothing
without an idea to implement. Entrepreneurs, marketers, and business people
deserve a place at the table as much as we do. Continue to act like you have in
this email thread and you'll see your opportunities for work evaporate because
no one will feel comfortable "approaching" you.
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