The trip to Graphika Manila was definitely worth it. It was generally fun and inspiring. The speakers were really great and we learned a lot from them.
Here are few of the things we learned from the conference:
What Jessica is trying to say here is you have to enjoy work. Work doesn’t always have to feel like work, it can feel as if you’re just playing a game. Whenever work feels like work, just hit the pause button and think of how you can make things a bit more interesting. (Maybe put the computer to sleep and start doodling a web interface.) That way, you become more creative and you never have to work a day in your life.
To be creative, you have to challenge yourself. Take risks because it’s better to have Oh wells than What ifs. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes because you’ll learn from them.
Many of us forget why we started as developers… and the reason is so simple; We just love making cool things with our hands. Graphika Manila reminded us of that.
Software application development is similar to any form of art. You think of something amazing, build it and inspire people to do the same.