ski bum turned developer
In the beginning there was code
Well, not for me but I am sure there was some sort of coding when the universe was born. I didn't start my web path in 2005 while trying to make a career in the ski industry. Who knew the path to code would start bumping chairs in Breckendride, CO. I mean, I just wanted to build a website for my dad, I had no clue this was coming.
One day my dev Buddy Garrett told me about BeerJS and I instantly "applied" for my very own repo under BeerJS. Somehow, BeerJS birthed a parent (very unnatural), you guessed it, TahoeJS. TahoeJS turned into the parent community and ran BeerJS events. We made stickers (most imporant part of building community), got a few speakers, a beer sponsor (thank you FiftFifty Brewing), and almost threw a conference. This was great as it really contributed to creating a tech community in Truckee, CA. After I moved to Reno, NV, TahoeJS migrated to the south side of the lake is now located in South Lake Tahoe.
- Community has to come before code. People need to feel accountable to the other people in your meetup. Its much easier to guilt people for missing a month. I like publicly shaming those that skip an event
- Don't try to do everything yourself. You WILL burn out. Community is not a one man show. Get everyone involved.
Whats up today
The important stuff
- Going to the batting cages with my kids; heck yeah I go in and crush some balls too (then go home and ice my shoulder)
- Snowboarding with the Fam in the winter
- Building out my home gym
- Figuring out the next part of my tattoo
Tools in the belt
- Stephan Bodzin Stephan Bodzin @ Piz Gloria for Cercle
- David Crowder
- Follow Me by David Platt
- Extreme Ownership
- Radical Candor
- Code Simplicity
- Final Fantasy VII
- Diablo 3