David wen avatar
David Wen
Entrepreneur, software developer, management consultant. He collects business cards and makes them into flashcards for Korean vocab.
Cd34721b1c4f0ee90153d5f250fff4a461aa1e7d
Cookie jar

They say that shooting a basketball is as easy as pretending to reach into a cookie jar on a high shelf.  I don’t know about you, but Michael Jordan doesn’t really look like he’s simply reaching into a cookie jar to me.  Actually, it kinda looks like he’s trying to stop the cookie jar from falling off the shelf.

Today was the first time I played basketball in a long time and I realized how much I missed it.  It was a 3-on-3 and the teams were evenly split.  I would say I’m much more competent at basketball than I am at coding.  I used to spend hours each day in front of my house shooting hoops with friends (or, if they weren’t there, imagining plays in my head).  I would probably tell somebody that shooting is easy – just imagine reaching into a cookie jar.

There are some people that would probably say that learning rails is as easy as watching some videos and looking up the docs.  I think for me, I need the constant practice – the endless hours of pounding away until I drain that all-so-satisfying shot exactly the way I imagined I would.

I’m excited to be learning the cool moves now at Dev Bootcamp – I can’t wait to play some more.  I definitely need to incorporate the basketball pickup culture into the way I code.  I should just randomly grab a few friends, go somewhere nearby, and code up some app.  Then, after, we can reminisce the good plays, the bad shots, and trash talk for the next game.  I think that’s how I will be able to reach into the coding cookie jar.

Subscribe if you're nice
David wen avatar
David Wen
Entrepreneur, software developer, management consultant. He enjoys writing letters by hand and sending them by post.