I really wanted to go to both of those, but because Knockout.js ( the framework with which Amir was going to show us how to build a single-page web app ) has an online tutorial, and because I really enjoyed the first IXDA Winnipeg night, I decided to attend the IXDA event, and I’m glad I chose it.
Both presenters seemed like great thoughtful guys, and I will share my favorite idea with you ( loosely quoting ):
If you develop software to solve a problem you have, you can yourself make all the decisions for how the software should work, therefore largely reducing the amount of requirement eliciting you have to do.
Probably a lot of software development contexts do not have this luxury, but I still think it is an interesting ideal to strive for, and if software development becomes as ubiquitous skill as some predict, the context of developing software for a problem you already have will be more common. Speaking of new opportunities, software development could also address the need for security jobs by providing automated and instant solutions to common safety and transparency issues. Now that’s an area I’d like to be adept in because I can feel that it has the potential to be huge.