Talmudic Maxims to Maximize Your Growth as a Developer

September 4, 2015   09:00  -  09:40   MCLT3

  September 4, 2015
  09:00  -  09:40
  MCLT3

Talmudic Maxims to Maximize Your Growth as a Developer

You’ve been programming for a while now. You’re beginning to feel that you’ve got a handle on things but at the same time can’t escape the feeling that you’ve somehow plateaued in your growth as a software developer. In this talk Yitzchok, a rabbinic scholar and software developer, shares the “wisdom of the sages” as practical, actionable advice strategies and tactics that you can use to reinvigorate your growth as a software developer.

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Obviously, ‘Talmudic Maxims’ plays a role in the presentation only as a metaphor and will be limited and simple – no prior knowledge needed. 🙂

One example of a Talmudic maxim which offers practical advice for young software developers:
I learned much from my teachers, but I learned even more from my colleagues, and from my students I learned most of all. (Rabbi Chanina, Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Ta’anis 7A)

This maxim would be used to discuss sharing one’s knowledge – blog posts, mentoring, teaching, presenting, etc. – and the impact it has upon one’s own growth.

Other topics covered will include:

• Rubber Ducking
• Pair Coding
• Apprenticeship Models
• Minimizing Context Switching
• Maintaining Context
• The Importance of Consistency
• Learning Heuristics
• Vacational vs Vocational Coding
• Generalism vs Specialism
• Embracing Community
• You Are Not Your Tools
• Learning by Doing
• Learning by Teaching
• Pragmatic vs Dogmatic Application
• You’re Never too Old
• Lack of CS Background is not Impediment to Greatness
• The Value of Small Beginnings

Level: entry
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Session Category :  Talks