I started playing with computers when I was about 12 years old (I’m 35 years old now), and all I know at the time it that it was a lot of fun. Working with computers was something that I would do obviously. When I was about 21 I joined the University and real-world market to found out that it wasn’t that funny.
After some great experiences and met a lot of great people I realized that it was going to be repetitive, day after day, sitting on my chair, coding, going home rest and going back on the next day to start it all over again. Then I left this world of technology to work on the Textile industry, briefly, I spent 8 great years on the Textile industry, but my love for computers never died, and now I’m working on freelances, feeling that incredible love I felt in the beginning, with an incredible passion to build new cool things, feeling way smarter and mature for everything.
Here are 10 things that I learned from all these years from Tech to Industry and half back to Tech again.
- We used to care about code quality and how pretty would it be on screen when someone would read it.
- All that time recompiling Linux kernel to use my device driver taught me a lot and made me a dinosaur.
- We still use vim (neovim) everywhere, sounds like old music (the old are better).
- Emotional intelligence is something that we should learn on university before start coding. Some people are mean and make you feel like your not that good, but actually, you really are and can build amazing things on your own.
- Spiritual connection is something that really matters if you're disconnected with it, one day you will and will realize how important it’s to your life.
- MVC is dying, and I feel so good about It.
- The purpose is really a big thing. Without purpose, you can earn money, but you will hit on the wall. Everything we build has to be built to improve/help some aspect of our world.
- IRC is still alive.
- Front End, Back End, Full Stack? Really? Most programmers spent their teenage years on a computer, they know how to do that, and more.
- Everyone is into a journey, we need respect and love, everyone, even if they are mean.
Would you leave everything behind to see through a new window and be able to go back stronger?
I’ve sent a message to my family and delegated my open source projects to my friends. With my last tweet sent, I turn off my laptop, phone, and tablet. My Digital Sabbath begins in 10 minutes: no digital devices for the next month.