Dave Gamache on craftsmanship ⇝

  Wynn Netherland • 2011-12-27

Craftsmanship on the web presents an interesting challenge. How we build for the web is changing every day, so the practice of perfecting it is never ending — but that’s what I love about it. Designing for the web requires a passion for learning and the measure of quality is in constant flux.

If it takes 10,000 hours to master a craft, I wonder what that is in Web years. I've been building the web for fifteen years now, and I've seen many friends move into pure management roles or leave the industry altogether. Many had the technical chops but just weren't willing to dig in and keep their skills current. To do this job well, you have to love to learn, and you have to love change.

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Wynn Netherland
Wynn Netherland

VP of Engineering at Abstract, team builder, DFW GraphQL meetup organizer, platform nerd, author, and Jesus follower.