Jay Fields Thoughts

Signs That Your Project Team Might Be Too Large


over 6 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
Amanda Laucher recently queried the twitterverse on the topic of team size. In my opinion, my last project team was "too large". This blog entry will focus...

organizing a speakerconf


over 6 years ago by Jay Fields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
About 5 years ago I expressed an idea to Josh Graham.Let's take the parts of traditional conferences that the presenters like the most, and make that an...

trust at speakerconf


over 6 years ago by jaycfields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
Trust plays a very important role at speakerconf. speakerconf is known as a place where you can be honest without fear of repercussions. Every year we have...

So, You Dropped Out of College


over 6 years ago by jaycfields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
I was recently chatting to some friends about all the apprenticeship experiments going on and (name withheld to protect the innocent) lamented:So, what...

scheduling, travelling to, and dining at speakerconf


over 6 years ago by jaycfields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
Convincing 20 industry leaders to set aside 4-5 weekdays to come to a conference is not an easy thing, especially when said conference is also very hard...

Clojure: name function


over 6 years ago by jaycfields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
The 'name' function is a clojure function that returns the string for a keyword, symbol, or string. name - function Usage: (name x) Returns the name String...

speaking at speakerconf


over 6 years ago by jaycfields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
Speaking at speakerconf is nothing like speaking at a traditional conference. It took us a few years to tweak our ideas around presentations - and this...

a typical day at speakerconf


over 6 years ago by jaycfields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
At this point, speakerconf has run 5 times in 4 years - in Aruba and Italy. Josh and I are happy with what we've created, and a few follow up entires will...

Clojure: expectations & with-redefs


over 6 years ago by jaycfields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
In general, when I'm writing tests, the pure functions end up as bare expects and the impure functions end up as scenarios. The following contrived namespace...

Is Productivity Killing Your Creativity?


over 6 years ago by jaycfields on Jay Fields Thoughts.
I listen to audio books while I work out. I've been known to leave earworms 'Rapid Italian' on while trying to go to sleep. I read books on trains. I answer...