Coders Vs Creators
“I’m here to become a Coder™
Why become a Creator™?”
Aren’t people who code in shorter supply?
…and therefore in greater demand?
Sure, anyone can be a creator, but not every creator can tap into the depths of software. All things being equal, of course someone who can code offers more than the exact same person who can’t, but life is never that simple.
When you learn to code, there’s a sprint to learn all the trending tools. There’s an ever-present feeling of “not enough” as you pursue lifelong learning (a defining trait of knowledge work). You’ll never know as much as you want to, but the good news is that doesn’t make you a bad apple.
Eventually you’ll get some confidence,
confidence to look around & ask:
“Wait. What the heck
are we actually trying to do here?”
It sounds so basic, so simple but you get distracted chasing the illusion of mastery. When you’re just starting out, you get handed relatively complete problems with well-defined inputs & desired outputs
(e.g. “we need you to connect A & B”)
The goal isn’t mastery over tools (although that is a rewarding side-quest with confidence boosts along the way). The goal is to move on to the more meaningful questions that aren’t as well-defined.
We’re helping you make that evolution
The best coders know when not to code at all
The only bug-free software
is no software at all
They appreciate & seek out the context behind why they’re doing the work they’re doing. They think “does this require software, a screencast, or a blog post?”
This is why you’re secretly a Creator™
You’re not just a hammer looking for nails
“When you’re a hammer, everything starts looking like nails.”
You’re more than your toolbelt
You’re here to make meaningful solutions,
not fit old answers to new problems
Lean into that reality
just a little more