Nader Dabit - Developer Relations at Edge & Node

Nader and David talk about overcoming the intimidation of learning new languages and frameworks, the software community, and what the traits are of a good team member
Talking Points: 
  • Overcoming intimidation when using new technology
  • The great aspects of the software community
  • Choosing the right people to work with
  • Qualities of a good team member
Quotable Quotes:
  • “Almost every problem is something that anyone can solve and can understand if they spend enough time trying to really dive into the issue.” - ND
  • “I heard recently, the key to productivity is the yin and yang of motivation, that energy, and discipline to stick with it when you don't have that.” - DG
  • (Overcome intimidation) “Really looking at the technology that you're trying to learn...attacking at a hello world level and then start adding on.” - ND
  • “I don't think I've ever been in any industry where there is such a vibrant and helpful community out there where people are doing stuff like meetups, where you can literally go and learn”
  • “Read books, blog posts, and videos on how to communicate better and you'll learn a lot. I still do that, I'm still learning a lot and I have a long way to go.” - ND
  • “You didn't need to get permission to do this, right? There's nothing stopping anyone from doing what you came up with a project that you wanted to do and you started building it.” - DG
  • “Doing everything you can to find out if it's going to be a good fit or not because the worst thing in the world is moving your entire career into a team and then having a negative consequence.” - ND
  • “I think the number one quality is an eagerness to learn and communication. Those two things together seem to be really important.” - ND
  • “I think the best indicator of someone being successful on a team is their willingness and their eagerness to learn new things, how quickly and how good they are at learning.” - ND
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