Tonight I had the good fortune to attend Cory House‘s “How to become an outlier” talk. I’ve heard this talk before but in a way it was totally new. Perhaps I wasn’t paying attention the last time I heard it or perhaps the act of taking notes forces you to remember more, but I feel very motivated and energized and happy about being a programmer — more so than I was earlier this week. Among the advice Cory gave: programmers need to blog! Okay fine… even though this is a content-free post I’m going to blog and make an informal commitment to blog every other week or when I find something of use or interest on twitter or hacker news (sorry — I just can’t do Reddit, even if Mr. House thinks there’s something of value there). So if you’ve been waiting for me to blog again you can thank Cory — he made me do this again!
I would be remiss if I didn’t express my thanks to Melissa Green (or Greene?) for organizing the VML Speaker Series. I’m really impressed by what I saw of the VML office, and being an aviation geek I question how much work I would get done if I had a view of runway, apron, and approach to KMKC… I look forward to December’s installment!