Code Pigs

6 March 2013

Our programmers are rebels who reject the dogma of the coding world. In this video, they discuss Ruby on Rails, programming schedules, a creative use for handcuffs, The Settlers of Catan, and why they prefer to be called code pigs.


>> I’m a bit of an iconoclast.
>> A rebel.
>> I rejected the dogma of other languages and how things are supposed to be.
>> That’s why I use Ruby on Rails.
>> Sure I could, I could program in PHP, but I
>> could also use a sundial to tell me the time.
>> People ask me if we have like a programming schedule.
>> I’ll tell you our programming schedule.

>> You ready?
>> It’ll be done, when it’s done.
>> Boom.
>> We at Vooza have a motto when it comes to programming.
>> Fast, good and cheap.
>> You get two out of those three.
>> And the two have to be fast and cheap.

>> We’re all outta good.
>> A lot of people do pair programming, but
>> we always like to take things to the next level.
>> That’s why we’ve invented the concept of handcuff programming.
>> Okay?
>> Seems a little counter-intuitive, but you
>> end up with a better finished product.
>> Yeah, there’s some give-and-take, but a smart handcuff programmer
>> always knows when to say, why don’t we try
>> your idea first, or I’m losing circulation in my
>> left hand or oh no, I lost the key.
>> We’re gonna be here a while.
>> We have the best shiniest equipment that money can buy.
>> We want our programmers to feel good about their technology.
>> Plus, you shove a new laptop in someone’s face,
>> they forget that you haven’t paid them in a month.
>> Apple.
>> I am really into German board games.
>> Uh, sometimes we stay late and play this game uh, The
>> Settlers of Catan, which basically the goal is to colonize an island.
>> I mean, everyone says, oh, it’s just about the
>> roll of the dice, but no, it’s about gut.
>> It’s about instinct.
>> I mean, it’s no coincidence that I’ve won 70% of the games we’ve played.
>> It’s only 62%.
>> I’ve got a spreadsheet.
>> Uh, well I have a gut.
>> And the gut says 70.
>> 62.
>> Oh yeah.
>> Give it to me baby, [SOUND] just, just, stup.
>> Ahh!
>> I don’t like the word programmer.
>> I prefer a code pig.
>> I like to just get in the mud with
>> my code, get, get sloppy, roll around with it.
>> Disgust other people.
[SOUND] Right?
>> It’s a good way for them to leave you alone.
>> Let me hear you snort.
[SOUND] Do it, come on.
>> No.
>> You’re a code pig.
>> No.
>> Be a code pig.
[SOUND] I don’t wanna snort.
>> [SOUND] Zach, you’re a code pig.
[SOUND] Be a pig.
>> I don’t wanna do it, you know.
>> You have three seconds.

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