If you’ve ever had to hire, manage, motivate, or work with Real Programmers, you MUST listen to Paul Graham talk about “Great Hackers”. In his presentation, he uses the term Hackers to mean Programmers instead of what we typically think of Hackers people who break into computers. So just know that going in and you will love this presentation.
I’ve been in the tech industry since I was a young teen and have dealt with Hackers all my life. This presentation is, by far, the best I’ve ever heard. I had the great pleasure and honor to spend a little bit of time with Paul Graham. He’s a cool guy and I would definitely suggest you listen to this. If you’re really intersted, buy the book!