When it came to the end of today's lecture, many classmates started to choose their teammates for the mobile-cloud project. I felt a bit lost when I realized that I still didn't form my new group yet. The IOS guys should be very popular and they should have already been booked ahead. As the programmers normally tend to form groups with technical guys, there might not be enough programmers left in the end. It would be good to form a group as soon as possible. Unfortunately, I didn't take the good timing for grouping. I am still not over with the FB app yet. However, many groups have already formed. I do feel a sense of insecure. Who will I be working with? The cruel thing is the that stronger people will tend to choose to work with strong team members. What if there are not enough programmers in the team? That's almost impossible to get things done.The fortunate thing is that the people in the class are really astonishing. But I'm also not that confident on my programming skills. I do feel I was taking the soy source in the Facebook app group as I really didn't contribute a lot to the team. Hopefully I'll finish strong but the deed is that I am still pretty weak. Jiayou la!
I attended the innovFest 2015 event. It was quite eye opening. Besides the booth, some topics in the forums also interested me. The first topic I joined was the Kopi Chat with Yossi Vardi, a famous Israeli entrepreneur and investor. He is straightforward and humorous. When talking about the most important reason why people wake up with a great idea but ended up sleeping without executing anything, he collected answers from the audiences. One answer pretty much fitted his appetite-- "People fear about losing faces". He shared his opinion with the quotes from Theodore Roosevelt, “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually st
The cruel thing is the that stronger people will tend to choose to work with strong team members.ReplyDelete
Personally, I actually like this outcome. I think it's a fair outcome. People just keep in mind why they are in this course and that's to learn something. Ultimately, if you get not quite as good a grade as others who are better than you, it's a fair outcome. You have to learn to focus on your own development and see how far you can push yourself. Comparing to others is really not very helpful in general. :-)
Thanks Prof. Ben. I agree with you. It's really about reaching out for our own potentials instead of others'.ReplyDelete
I didn't concern that much on the grouping now. Learning is more important. Every group can make great work if they determine to do so. Cheers:)