A Pep Talk

I am not here to teach you things.
I am a coach, here to facilitate your learning.
I present opportunities. They are yours to seize.

Program or be Programmed.

I don’t care how much you know. I care how brave you are.

It’s OK to create work for an audience of one.

The world is highly nonlinear. Your bad dancing may inspire more people than you realize.

“With coding, anything is possible”.

There are countless pitfalls waiting to bite you in the ass. (Jump to 38:22)

In spite of these, the only thing that matters is whether you can deliver.
This (extremely NSFW) is a pep talk to get you fired up.

(As David Wong writes: “It’s brutal, rude and borderline sociopathic, and also it is an honest and accurate expression of what the world is going to expect from you. The difference is that, in the real world, people consider it so wrong to talk to you that way that they’ve decided it’s better to simply let you keep failing.” No, I don’t fancy myself to be Alec Baldwin; he represents “the real world”. And even if I did, I have my own Alec Baldwin cursing me out. If you would like some more context about why I’m showing you this, please read http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-harsh-truths-that-will-make-you-better-person/.)