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Great Resources

Updated: Nov 21, 2021

There are so many things I listen to, watch, read, etc - thinking I'll have the time to write something up on each. Well, that'll never happen, so here's just a list should I ever get there:

Podcasts is a great highlights site for podcasts. Otherwise the ones I listen to regularly include:


"Make Good Art" - Neil Gaiman - Inspirational Commencement Speech at the University of the Arts 2012

Simon Sinek "Noah Story" - Nature/Nurture, environment makes the difference, catch us doing right, not catch doing wrong... feel you can be yourself. "It's not the people, it's the leadership". If we create the right environment, we'll get people like Noah at the Four Seasons. If we create the wrong environment, we'll get people like Noah at Ceasar's Palace.

Susan Scott - Fierce Conversations

Dave Brailsford and Aggregation of Marginal Gains

Software Development

Inventing on Principle (Bret Victor)

Absolutely inspiring talk in the value of getting immediate feedback

Software Faster - Dan North, GOTO 2016

Spike and stabilize, baby!

Simple Made Easy - Rich Hicky

We developers are prone to creating frameworks, premature optimisation, etc. "It's just a queue...".

Also Blaise Pascal's "If I Had More Time, I Would Have Written a Shorter Letter"

Functional Programming

Pure Functional Database Programming with Fixpoint Types—Rob Norris

I love the way Rob Norris explains things w/a great, gentle "don't be afraid" introduction, yet quickly getting to a great practical example.

Functional Programming with Effects

More Rob Norris awe


All In: A Tortured Metaphor for Software Development

Great, entertaining talk by Mark Kirschstein

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