Bravery is Relative

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This presentation was given to DevBootCamp Chicago in March of 2014. The thesis is that being brave is based on the information you have at the time. Unfortunately, there are concerns keeping you from having all the information you need.

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  • 1.BRAVERY IS RELATIVE OR THE INFORMATION YOU LACK IS THE INFORMATION YOU NEED

2. SILENT EVIDENCE ! WHAT KIND OF TECH WORK TO DO ! EMH ! OPPORTUNITIES Things to come 3. STEPHEN RYLANDER MORNINGSTAR ! ! Experience = Full stack web In = Entertainment, agencies, commerce, nance Now = APIs Occasionally write something Helping others get in on a great career. ! stephen.rylander@morningstar.com 4. BEING BRAVE VS WALKING AWAY 5. FAIL ! CHANDLER 6. MORNINGSTAR + ME ! PORTFOLIO AGGREGATION 2 years 4-7 developers; designers, etc Market moving past us 7. SUCCESS ! WINDOWS NT 8. PROBLEM OF: SILENT EVIDENCE DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES 9. PEOPLE DONT WRITE LABORIOUS TIME CONSUMING BLOGS ABOUT JOBS THEY HATE 10. VARIETY OF WORK 11. FULL STACK DEV (JAVA, C#, RUBY, PYTHON) WEB FRONT END DB DATA SCIENCE (?) M2M MOBILE CORE ENGINEERING 12. BIG SHOP OR SMALL SHOP ! ! SHOW OF HANDS 13. PREJUDICES DONT LEAD TO BRAVE DECISIONS Small Shop Bigots Big Company Fools 14. I AM JACKS TOTAL LACK OF INFORMATION 15. EMH EFFICIENT MARKET HYPOTHESIS YOU CANT BE THE MARKETS 16. price time (information and news) ticker: foo 17. YOU AND YOUR JOB ARE NOT FAIRLY VALUED. ! NOT ALL INFORMATION IS KNOWN. 18. > INFO FOR A PROJECT ! > INFO WHEN TAKING A JOB 19. PUT YOUR MONEY/TIME WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS 20. John Resig What am I famous for? 21. WHO CARES OPPORTUNITY COST Friedrich von Wieser 22. THE LOSS OF POTENTIAL GAIN FROM OTHER ALTERNATIVES WHEN ONE ALTERNATIVE IS CHOSEN You chose door 1, so dont get to enjoy door 2. You chose to work there, so you dont get to work here. 23. NOT A MATTER OF COURAGE. ! ITS ALL UTILITY. ! CHOICES -> NEEDS ! A = UTILITY * 2 B = UTILITY *5 24. WRAPPING UP 25. BEING BRAVE IS JUST AN OPINION. ! NAIVETY WONT HURT YOU. ! BEING BRAVE IS RELATIVE. 26. THANKS interesting books: - The Black Swan - The Fall of the Alphas - Dreaming in Code - Showstopper! http://www.linkedin.com/company/morningstar/careers careers.morningstar.com