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Lessons From The Trickster

Cover Art for the trickster

Tricksters are found in the mythology and stories of almost every culture. From Coyote to Prometheus to Loki, today is April 1st or April Fools Day a day we as a culture celebrate tricksters and pranksters. In cultural stories, or myths tricksters play tricks to teach or create changes that leads to growth. In Norse mythology which has been in the movies lately Thor would not have his hammer without Loki, nor Asgard it’s walls. This episode will be a little different from most as the guys discuss nine lessons a trickster would teach programmers.

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Asking Questions and Giving Advice

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Good questions come in many forms. Many people will say to only ask open ended questions however this is a closed minded view on the efficacy of closed ended questions. When giving advice remember you are dealing with another developer that is just not as far along as you. They will screw up and it’s your job as a mentor to show them how to get better and apply that beyond just the issue at hand.

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