Becoming a Polyglot Programmer Through the Eyes of a Freelance Musician - SoCal Code Camp '15 - LA

November 15, 2015    Conferences Javascript Learning Programming Slides Talks Polyglot

Before coming to the software world, I was a freelance musician for over 10+ years I toured and played bass with bands and artists like Albert Lee, Ray Parker, Jr. of Ghostbusters fame, and even was featured on Entertainment Tonight. As a developer now, I look back on some of the concepts I learned to become a successfull musician and how they apply to learning software.

Truthfully they are not that different.

Let’s dive into how the world of music has attempted to overcome a lot of the challenges around learning a new coding language, and see if we can draw some parallels together on how to:

Sound Authentic

Always Sheddin’

Know the Rules to Break Them

More Valuable Than Your Role