Initially, I said I was going to create 7 free services that will run on the Internet. Now, I am changing my initial plans. Maybe some of my 7 deeds will be free services, but not all of them.
Today, after many years of reading, thinking, experimenting and concluding I realized what my 1st deed should be:
I am devoted to one cause. I always try to create the best working conditions for my fellow programmers and as a result enable them to wake up every morning and be anxious to start working having fun. I am also devoted to raise everyone’s awareness about this important subject.
The “working conditions” problem has always been on my mind, since I first started working as an employee for a company back in 1998. It was two years later in 2000, when I discovered Joel Spolsky and his blog Joel on Software. It was the first time I was reading about what was bothering me: The working conditions of programmers. Joel’s articles helped me realize that this is a real problem and that a company can be built having as a core competency the continuous efforts to create the best working conditions for its programmers.
All these years, I was in a position with no power until now. I am now the leader of the software development of a company that allows me to experiment and create the environment I think is best for the team members.
I have created the “1Deed Programming==Fun” category where I will put all my posts about this deed. In future posts I will describe what I am doing to have the best working conditions for me and my fellow teamates, and also what I am doing to help raise the awareness of everyone about this important subject.