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The Passionate Programmer

A talk by Chad Fowler at RubyNation

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June 12, 2009 1:15 PM

Reston, VA

Reston, VA

What should the career path of a programmer be? How do you know what you're aiming for? What defines success?

Many of us started out assuming the answers to these questions included slowly climbing a corporate promotion structure, ultimately becoming a people or project manager and no longer a programmer.

But we didn't get into software development so we could fill out spreadsheets and attend status meetings. We got into software development because we were excited about it. We wanted to be creative and to build great things.

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