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Protip: if your code can't be read and understood by a beginner, you are one. #painfullessons
Really simple rule for cleaning up code: Put the code into methods/functions that are named after what they do.
The basics go a long way.
I don't like hackathons/hackfests.
99% of coding is careful reading and thinking; putting it into a race/contest format doesn't appeal to me
I never had the chance to upend an entire industry before Square. That opportunity now comes every couple months.
I was reading about chess-solving algos this morning when something _really_ started to bother me: http://6brand.com/the-king-cannot-be-removed-from-the-board.html …
Reading about sexism at Pycon. Feeling mixed feelings. I think people miss that when a lady speaks up once she was silent 100 other times.
People who say "it's not about the money" don't have loved ones living below the poverty line.
If you know how to write code and want Square to give you drinks, swag, and a free midnight showing of Prometheus on June 7, let's talk :)
The U.S. Ruby scene is "dramatic" because we care about members of our community who are marginalized and we seek to hear their voice.
One of the biggest reasons for Square's success is #WomenAtSquare. Such a powerful and capable group of human beings.
A guy told me he's using my feminizer gem on his home router to auto-translate pronoun gender on all webpages his neighbors browse to. Rad.
I see a psychotherapist twice a week. It's helps in ways nothing else can and is worth every penny. It's okay if you seek help, too.