08 May '13, 4pm

The Art Of Not Asking For Permission To Learn

The Art Of Not Asking For Permission To Learn

“Nobody will give you permission to write Ruby for a living if you ask. Never ask for permission and never play by the rules.” – Zach Briggs Today we hear from Zach Briggs, a software engineer at Test Double, where he is working with a non-profit in the journalism space. Briggs worked in direct mail for 10 years before deciding to Google “Rails” when he “got lucky enough to have way too much work on my plate and a linux server at my disposal.” Just over a year later, he’s working as a full time developer. He pulls no punches in this interview, talking straight about why we shouldn’t play by the rules, why he thinks it’s not ok to not have things memorized, and the need for a better Rails “onramp” for beginners. Who are you? Tell us about yourself. Now I work with Test Double , a high end consultancy that focuses on maintainable and well crafted front end code. A year ago I...

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