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I was in awe before the master himself. A week of absolute code bliss with Jean-Paul Boodhoo. It has really been a life changing experience. I know it has changed me and the way I look at code. My focus has changed radically. I now find myself being a nag with team members. Make it work first, then make it as humanly readable as possible. Or maybe it shoul dbe "Make it as readable as humanly possible"...

I just read the five blog entries I wrote back then, and I'm amazed at the endurance that was required during the course. This was intended: "You only learn when you step outside of your comfort zone". I remember feeling tired on the second day, sleepy on the third, and a real zombie before the end of the week. More than 80 intense work hours squeezed into five exhilarating days.

I remember meeting a bunch of great like-minded people. I can't really say we keep in touch, but I regularly hear about some of them that are active members of the community. I read their blogs, and I hope they sometimes glance my way.

If you ever get a chance of following a nothin' but .net bootcamp, DO IT! No excuses, no lame explanations, just do it.

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:11 PM .net , Personal | Back to top

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Hi Michel,

yes, that were the best five days of my carreer as a software developer, trainer and consultant.

And yes, we sometimes glance your way :-)

Left by Stefan Lieser on Sep 25, 2009 8:29 AM

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Hey Michael,

great post. You're absolutely right. It was an awesome experience and I'm glad that I had the chance to experience this week with all those passionate guys.

It made me realize what I really want from software development and my day to day life as a software developer.

. . . and as you can see, you've been on my radar since ;-)

Left by Björn Rochel on Sep 25, 2009 9:00 AM

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sorry for the a ;-)
Left by Björn Rochel on Sep 25, 2009 9:01 AM

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Hey Michel,

It is awesome to see what all of you have been upto. It is an extra blessing for me to see that you are all still developing with passion. I am honored to have been able to share that time with all of you!!

God Bless You,

Left by Jean-Paul S. Boodho on Sep 25, 2009 7:01 PM

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