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Taking stock

John Gruber (Daring Fireball)

Oh dear, my head hurts.There’s no way to cram in all the ideas and inspirational thoughts that are thrown out at Webstock.

As a dev at Xero it can become really easy to get bogged down in the minutiae of every day development and lose sight of what’s important; you guys, the users.

The value for our team attending an event full of inspirational speakers from companies such as Facebook/Google and Twitter, is that it forces us out of our reverie of code and allows us to analyse what we’re doing and if we’re approaching problems in the right way.

Despite what the classic image of software development is, the best ideas come from socialisation, we get to discuss the ideas, throw out fallacies and build on truths. These ideas can only come out of conferences like Webstock.

 

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2 comments

Lech
18 February 2011 #

I got excited by the blog title, I thought you are adding stock control!

Webstock write-up wrangling
27 February 2012 #

[...] From Xero (@xero): There ain’t no party like a Webstock party Webstock rules, now break them Trashy content on the web Taking Stock [...]

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