Being A … After 40

Adrian Kosmaczewski gave a talk on Being a Developer After 40 at App Builders Switzerland on April 25th, 2016.  If you click through to his article you will find his slides which are available on SpeakerDeck and at the bottom of his article. The video of the session is available in YouTube. This article has been printed in the June 2016 edition of Hacker Bits.

I am saving bits of it for me to focus on; however, the entire article was well worth the time to think over what he had to say, check it out!

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MakerFaire 2016

No, this isn’t going to be at MakerFaire, but it reminds me that it is the act of Making something and putting together divergent skills that provide a confluence from which a product emerges.

 

20K Home Product Line

[via] Rural Studios

The 20K Home project began in 2005 as an ongoing Rural Studio research project to address the need for affordable housing in Hale County, provide an alternative to the mobile home, and accommodate potential homeowners who are unable to qualify for commercial credit. The 20K Home project gets its name from the highest realistic mortgage a person receiving median Social Security checks can maintain. The objective of the Rural Studio students is to design and build a model home that could be reproduced on a large scale by a contractor and built for $20,000.  Rural Studio has designed seventeen versions of the 20K Home with costs of approximately $12,000 for materials and $8,000 for contracted labor and profit.