S2:E3 – To Learn (Rebecca Parsons)

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Rebecca Parsons, a technologist with over 30 years of experience. Throughout her career, she’s made significant contributions to software design patterns, system architectures, distributed systems, and best practices in software. Rebecca is currently the CTO of ThoughtWorks. Rebecca Parsons is one of the authors of “Building Evolutionary Architectures”.

Transcript:

ES: This is 5 Minute Mentor, a podcast where you’ll get advice from prominent engineers, authors, artists, and more, in 5 minutes or less.

ES: Today’s mentor is Rebecca Parsons, a technologist with over 30 years of experience. Throughout her career, she’s made significant contributions to software design patterns, system architectures, distributed systems, and best practices in software. Rebecca is currently the CTO of ThoughtWorks.

ES: This is Rebecca’s advice:

RP: Never be afraid to learn something new. So many people when they think of learning, they think of school and the teacher at the front of the desk, and tests and all of that. But learning is so much more than that and if you approach your career and your life as: what’s something new that I can learn today? What are questions that I don’t know the answers to that I can go off and answer or figure out how to answer? It keeps the world fresh. It keeps your career fresh and I think it also helps us address some of the problems that the world has. So just, don’t be afraid of learning just because you don’t know something doesn’t mean you can’t do it. Just go ahead and try anyway. 

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