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Derrick Reimer derrickreimer.com

The war on developer productivity (and how I intend to win it)

Derrick Reimer: Slack felt like the much-needed grease in the gears of our budding startup. It brought visibility to conversations that would have otherwise been trapped in an email silo. It lowered the barrier of formality that plagues email correspondence. It increased the velocity of communication. In the beginning, this seemed like an indelible leap ahead. Fast forward five years, and I’m convinced it has become the single greatest threat to developer productivity in the modern workplace. The problem is that today’s chat tools are amplifying the troublesome parts of human nature, rather than minimizing them. My head bobbed in agreement to just about everything he said in this piece, and I’m verrrry interested to see what he comes up with in response.

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Miguel Piedrafita coderyouth.club

CoderYouth - a code community for teenagers by teenagers

Miguel Piedrafita –a 16-year old developer– is building a community for his likeminded-peers. CoderYouth is a teenager-only community, that is, you can only register if you are under 20. This community is exclusive by design. On its face that exclusivity cane be a bit off-putting, but I understand what they’re trying to do. In short, when you learn to code at a young age, your friends aren’t interested, so in CoderYouth you can connect with others with the same interests as you. Right now CoderYouth consists of just a forum and a GitHub org. The forum has a fair bit of activity happening, so he may be on to something…

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