I’m speaking at the Voices that Matter conference in Boston from November 17-20. To tell you the truth, I’m not too keen on the name, but Obie already cleared that up. There are some great speakers lined up. I won’t tell you about them since we already know they matter.
So I’m speaking twice…first at 9am on Monday (urgh) I’ll be giving a workshop on BDD with RSpec. It’s going to be pretty awesome, don’t miss it.
Ask me anything about testing
Then again Tuesday night I’ll be on a testing panel with Bryan Liles and others. We’ll argue a lot. I wouldn’t miss this one either. Obie has set up a google moderator thing where we’ll be collecting the questions. Please check it out and add any questions you’ve got. Even if you’re not going, you should add some questions, because you’ll get the answers on video or on this blog. And it’s just helpful to the community as a whole
If you register with code PRDPKRL then you get $200 off!! Be sure to register by October 6th to save another 200 bucks. (yikes, I didn’t give you much time)
Breakfast with the speakers
Thursday morning, some of the speakers will sit at big round tables and talk about whatever comes to mind. I’ll be there, so I’d love to meet you and chat over a nice breakfast.
You know that folder you’ve got filled with coding projects that never made it off the ground?
- code snippets that could become libraries, with a few tests
- libraries that could become gems, with some new documentation
- gems that could become side projects, with a bit of refactoring
- side projects that could become products, with the right game plan
You start each project with the best intentions, even big plans for some of them… but then life gets in the way, and you focus your attention on more important things. Then when you get some free time you dream up another project, and the cycle repeats itself.
You know that you can ship – you get all kinds of other projects out the door at work. Why do your open source ideas collect dust and regret?
The rules you apply to get stuff done at work don’t apply to your hobby projects. If you take the objective-driven approach you use in your work and try to use it on your hobby projects, you will continue to fall short of your goals – and keep piling on the guilt.
You can break the cycle, by launching one of your open source project ideas. You can push the spiral upward, by getting one project out the door and moving on to the next one.
You just need to learn a few skills and techniques that will help you dig in to your project graveyard and bring your projects to life.
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