julia evans and building impossible programs



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In her talk, Building Impossible Programs, Julia Evans discusses three myths related to building side projects and proposes strategies for tackling them head on.

The myths:

  1. You have to be an expert
  2. If it were possible, someone would have done it already
  3. You have to code nights and weekends

Her answers / strategies are straightforward:

  1. Find a starting point
  2. Learn something
  3. Build a prototype

By following this approach, you always come out richer (you’ve learned), and the prototype (which focuses on value) may serve as a spring board for the next attempt.

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