Flow. That's how I came to programming. Getting into that state where time stops and the rest of the world disappears for a moment is my self-seeking passion. Empowering and helping others is my altruistic passion in programming and I'm grateful that I get to do them both.
I love creating things and making things work. When I was young it was Lego, now it's making quality working software. It's an exciting job to have too with the anticipation of new technologies and how we might use them to change our lives for the better.
My geeky passion is
Gaining insight into 'upgrading' ourselves, reaching new levels of performance through health and lifestyle optimisations.
The best advice I can give a current or future ThoughtWorker is
Never stop learning! In doing so don't be afraid of starting out or feeling like an impostor, don't let that be a blocker for you, we all can feel that way in the process (or maybe it's just me?). Oh and on a related topic the best skill I think you could ever develop is learning how to learn ;)
With ThoughtWorks, I've visited
Chengdu - China, Manchester - UK, London - UK, Bangalore - India
If I could fix one of the world's problems, I'd put my powers to use on behalf of
Education! Knowledge (and skill) is empowering. The reason I believe I have my job is largely because of what I learnt. I always remember the quote from Benjamin Franklin, which was 'An investment in knowledge pays the best interest'. What could the world be like if the access to knowledge, learning and quality teaching was available to all?