This is me playing Counting Stars by OneRepublic. It’s definitely not one of my normal choices to play, but it’s so catchy. I just started learning it last night, so it’ll probably get more refined as time goes on.
Lonely Planet seems to be doing some amazing things with their Front End development. This approach sounds awesomely functional and like it would be a ton of fun.
Personal story time. I was in talks with Lonely Planet a while back. First interview went well, we seemed to be a good fit. They sent me a programming test, which seemed like a good sign.
Since then, I’ve broadened my horizons considerably. I learned CoffeeScript in a couple days and added it to my arsenal of knowledge. It has some cool features. More importantly, the front end community has exploded in the past few years and there are SO MANY great new libraries, products, features, etc, etc, that I should be soaking in as many as possible. It’s been fun learning CoffeeScript. My thinking had become stagnant, and I should have seen it as an opportunity to play with a new toy. Now I do.
I see videos like this and realize that I made a mistake. At least I can still benefit from their knowledge in my current gig. And I’ve bettered myself in a way that I hopefully retain. Almost as if I learned from my mistake.