September 15, 2009 · 7:00 PM
Red Hat Headquarters
Let's go soft. As developers, we get our drive and passion from drinking the hard stuff - code. For most of us, if all we had to do to get where we wanted was to code, that's all we'd do. It's never that easy though. Sometimes you have to order the iced tea and skip the beer, because the business man you're with ordered the iced tea.
Let's take a step back and look a the soft skills we all need to develop to get us where we want to be in life. We'll do this by examining Derek Siver's (Of CD Baby fame) ebook, How to Call Attention to Your Music. What does promoting music have to do with code? You'll have to come to the Raleigh.rb meetup to find out, but it doesn't involve the RIAA, that's guaranteed.
Mark Mzyk is a young developer who's still trying to figure out how to say no to beer, while always looking for ways to improve his skills and enjoy life. His thoughts are easily found on the web at www.programmersparadox.com.