I wouldn’t be surprised if the mix of laughter during & after that statement was comprised of two reactions (at least):
So here’s what I’d say to my two strawmen:
I think the lessons conveyed over my time at devLINK this year are clear:
- Endeavor to do what you love
- Strive to become excellent at what you do
- Do *not* limit your skill set to only what your employer currently utilizes
- Learn another language.
- Repeat step 4.
That being said, it’s time for me to dust off erlang and Io again.
Here’s the panel discussion, if you’re interested: