Flow State [Sponsored]
21 May 2014
Vooza’s coders offer tips for getting into a flow state. When you’re programming in the zone, it’s like being on ecstasy. (Sponsor: Atlassian products help software teams of all sizes track and share everything so they can create better software.)
>> When I’m in the zone, I’m completely wired in.
>> I lose track of time, I lose track of my surroundings.
>> It’s like a dream-like state.
>> It’s pretty much like programming in a sensory deprivation tank.
>> Programming in the zone is an ecstatic state.
>> And we should know, because we’re also addicted to Ectasy.
>> That’s why I listen to electronic dance music when I’m wired in.
>> And I use glow sticks.
>> Like lots of them.
>> And a pacifier.
>> Yeah, I’ve experienced it time and time again.
>> My hand is entirely devoid of itself.
>> I have nothing thing to do whats happening.
>> I just siit there and watch in awe and wonderment.
>> And the code, it just flows out.
>> Like an artist, you just feel the creative flow.
>> I do of think myself as a poet, a poet with stock options of course.
>> I would you say you’re more like a composer.
>> They do call me the maestro of development.
>> Yeah, that’s because when we’re using Atlasian
>> software, he uses a baton to coordinate us.
>> Right well my team tracks down bugs
>> using Atlasian Jira, and those are the strings.
>> And then I tell them manage code
>> using dev tools, and those are the cymbals.
>> He loves cymbals.
>> Well cymbals are brassy and bold.
>> Just like me, I’m the maestro.
>> I risk serious distraction with anything else open.
>> You open up an e-mail app on my machine, I pass out on the spot.
>> A cold office.
>> The heat slows you down and makes you sleepy.
>> I keep the thermostat at 42 degrees Fahrenheit, no more no less.
>> Helps with the blood flow, helps with the code flow.
>> Immediate feedback.
>> That’s why we’re constantly running unit tests.
>> We ask questions for everything.
>> Do you like me?
>> How does my hair look?
>> Do my shoes need to be shined?
>> What if you can bite your own toe nails?
>> Should you?
>> Do you think Justin Timberlake should focus on music or acting?
>> Is it time to go?
>> Is it, Is it time to go?