||I think this advice holds true forever, but it's certainly true in the beginning: even a single weekend of studying a specific technology will make you dramatically better.
||There are multiple reasons:
* Yes, make it easier to use generally
* Yes, more inviting to new users
* Increase developer speed.
||The gap is closing, but the Bay is still the best.
The weather doesn't hurt either.
||My pleasure, thanks for your help today!
||If you can write a hashtable, list, and tree in C, you are probably good.
* Do you have a passion for programming?
* Are you a pleasant person to be around?
||I love working with beginners, and more often than you think it leads to great hires.
||In advance of Monday, yes, we are actively [hiring!] Pretty much any sort of engineer.
||I considered myself extremely fortunate to have a job where I could listen to music all day.
I love dancing.
||Yes, pretty sure it's on the roadmap for this quarter.
||The strongest newbie's I've hired have a couple things in common:
* They have a great attitude.
||Games, AI, databases, it's all useful eventually.
What I love most about my job is that I never want for a sense of purpose.