Tagged: philosophy

The Importance of Community

The Importance of Community

Tonight I went to the very wonderful Brooklyn JS meetup. Before coming to Flatiron School the language I was most comfortable with was Javascript. I really enjoy JS, and every time I go to an event like this I remember how much I love the Javascript community and how important community is. The talks were fantastic, and mingling with people afterwards was...

Done is Better Than Perfect

Done is Better Than Perfect

At Flatiron, we’re often reminded to “make it work, make it right, make it fast,” a saying attributed to Kent Beck. As a lifelong perfectionist, this strikes a cord with me, and reminds me of Sheryl Sandberg’s advice in Lean In that “done is better than perfect.” Many times I’ve delayed getting started on something because I didn’t know the “right” way...

On Optimism

On Optimism

We started off the first day of class by reading a really interesting blog post on Optimism. It references a book by Dr. Martin Seligman which essentially quantifies optimism through empirical studies. According to Seligman’s research, optimism comes down to three main axes: personal vs. impersonal, general vs. specific, and permanent vs. temporary. Optimists take positive things personally, generally, and permanently, and...