I am not a very smart person.
To tell the truth, I’m sure that learning new things is harder for me than for an average bloke. Also, notwithstanding me being essentially an IT person, I still like some women things. Like, knitting. Or reading “bonnet books” and watching “bonnet series”, as my husband calls them (meaning there’s a lot of women wearing bonnets there – like, regency period!). So when I come home, sometimes I’d prefer to take up the needles or put on a TV series.
But you remember me being more thick than the usual tech person right? And this is the reason I don’t usually do that now (well almost. Well OK, sometimes I do but much less often!). Instead, I take up Coursera courses or read programming books.
And what else can one do when one’s not the brightest person there is?
Find a genius, join him in something he does and share the credit! (And hopefully learn something from the smarter person.)
And this is exactly why I already did two hackathons with Alexey!
He’s a genius and he’s always got new ideas. And he doesn’t get deterred by such small things as using a programming language or tool for the first time – piece of cake!
But the idea is neat right? And it was a chance to try clojure script too!