Just say yes

There’s a really nice article by Gayle Laakmann where she tells how she wrote her first draft of what later became one of bestselling programming interview books.

What is interesting is that she didn’t mean to write a book. She was just trying out different ideas to promote CareerCup and, I quote, “threw stuff at the wall to see what would stick. It stuck.”

The main idea of the article is that you should try out things. Maybe they will fail. Maybe you will bite the dust. But maybe, just maybe, it will be a break you were hoping for.

Not all the successful projects are thought through, planned in advance and based on marketing research. In fact, sometimes there is no research at all.

They just stuck.


About Maryna Cherniavska

I have productively spent 10+ years in IT industry, designing, developing, building and deploying desktop and web applications, designing database structures and otherwise proving that females have a place among software developers. And this is a good place.
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