Kids These Days! – Rob Napier
Kids today! They’ve got it so easy, just copying Stack Overflow answers until their program works. Not like in my day when programming was hard and you had to know something! Or maybe we’re not quite remembering our own histories. Maybe the latest crop of developers face challenges that “old timers” don’t have the experiences to appreciate. Whether you’re a newbie or have a shelf of long-untouched O’Reilly books, there’s a lot for all of us to learn about how we ask questions, how we answer them, how we learn, and how we build a welcoming community. We’ll explore how to copy without shame and keep learning our whole lives.
About Rob Napier:
Rob is co-author of iOS Programming Pushing the Limits. Before coming to Cocoa, he made his living sneaking into Chinese facilities in broad daylight. Later he became a Mac developer for Dell. It's not clear which was the stranger choice. He has a passion for the fiddly bits below the surface, like networking, performance, security, and text layout. He asks "but is it good Swift?" a lot.