If anyone experiences issues on IRC in #ruby or #RubyOnRails related
channels, my handle is baweaver. Ping me and they will be dealt with
appropriately. I can't promise I'll always be online, but I'll always read
what I'm sent.
Now as far as being nice, the goal is to improve a little every day. I'm
not going to go after someone making a concerted effort to improve, we grow
together. I still have lessons to learn myself, quite honestly, and there
have been people in the community that have helped me become a better
The first step is being willing to admit you need to improve. All of us do,
but being brave enough to say it for the first time is worthy of praise.
The biggest thing is to be aware, and always consider how the things you
say and do may be taken by someone else. Develop empathy, and you'll find
life to be far more enjoyable as a result.
There's a secret to being an amazing programmer, and one that quite a few
miss: people. How you interact, the connections you make, the problems and
challenges you face and solve, all of it.
Being the most amazing Ruby programmer ever matters not one cent if you
refuse to acknowledge the continual need for growth and networking.
On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 9:36 AM, leam hall <email@example.com> wrote:
On Fri, Aug 3, 2018 at 11:15 AM, Andy Jones <Andy.Jones@jameshall.co.uk> > wrote:
>> I seriously don’t know what the problem is... The Ruby Philosophy has
always been “make the
>> developer happy.” Matz being that nice guy who would sit down with you
and listen to your issues in
>> the middle of a busy Ruby Kaigi was just a thing that inspired people
to introduce minasaw.
> I'm really bad at people.
> Perhaps that's why Leam is referring to me as "polite". Because to
compensate for being bad at people, I have a rule: I assume that everyone
else is just as entitled to be where they are as I am to be where I am.
I referred to you as "polite" because you stuck through my learning
curve, even though I'm a bit slow sometimes. Okay, most of the