Skip to main content

Hacker culture

Thanks to George Siemen's blog , I came across this amazing article. on Hacker Culture.

Reposting and resharing from George's Siemens blog

The Hacker Way is an approach to building that involves continuous improvement and iteration. Hackers believe that something can always be better, and that nothing is ever complete. They just have to go fix it — often in the face of people who say it’s impossible or are content with the status quo.

Hackers try to build the best services over the long term by quickly releasing and learning from smaller iterations rather than trying to get everything right all at once…

Hacking is also an inherently hands-on and active discipline. Instead of debating for days whether a new idea is possible or what the best way to build something is, hackers would rather just prototype something and see what works. There’s a hacker mantra that you’ll hear a lot around Facebook offices: “Code wins arguments.”

Hacker culture is also extremely open and meritocratic. Hackers believe that the best idea and implementation should always win — not the person who is best at lobbying for an idea or the person who manages the most people.

He then distills the hacker way down to five key principles:

1. Focus on impact
2. Move fast
3. Be bold
4. Be open
5. Build social value

Reform, rhetoric, and change
In education, we have decades of reform rhetoric behind us. I have never heard someone say “the system is working”. There appears to be universal acknowledgement that the system is broken.

Classrooms were a wonderful technological invention. They enabled learning to scale so that education was not only the domain of society’s elites. Classrooms made it (economically) possible to educate all citizens. And it is a model that worked quite well.

(Un)fortunately things change. Technological advancement, coupled with rapid growth of information, global connectedness, and new opportunities for people to self-organized without a mediating organization, reveals the fatal flaw of classrooms: slow-developing knowledge can be captured and rendered as curriculum, then be taught, and then be assessed. Things breakdown when knowledge growth is explosive. Rapidly developing knowledge and context requires equally adaptive knowledge institutions. Today’s educational institutions serve a context that no longer exists and its (the institution’s) legacy is restricting innovation.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Best Podcasts for HR Professionals

For HR Leaders, who dont have time to browse through HR articles or attend SHRM events or HR Conferences, HR Podcasts is a great way to keep up with the HR Trends.

Here is a list of curated Podcasts from the world of HR






1.
Nine To Thrive HR
2.  Lunch Conversation with DriveThruHR
3.  HR Happy Hour
4.  The Bill Kutik Radio Show
5.  Human Resources (HR) & Human Resource Management (HRM)
6.  HBR IdeaCast
7.  Fistful of Talent
8.  Hiring On All Cylinders
9. Lets fix Work by Laurie 
10.  Work Life Podcast by Adam Grant 
11. TalentCulture’s Live Radio Podcast
12.  HR Happy Hour 
If you need help with Employer Branding, Follow us on Twitter @EmpBrandIndia.  and get in touch with Ruchi Bhatia at 9911112396 , ruchibhatia23@gmail.com

If you would like to sign up for Employer Branding newsletter , sign up here
https://www.123formbuilder.com/form-3776370/

HR must focus on Hi - Touch in the age of Hi- Tech world

We live in world where technology is omni present. In this era of hi-tech world, Hi- Touch becomes most important. Those organizations, departments, teams, individuals stand out who provide Hi Touch experience to their employees. 
HR is undergoing through transformation .Almost every industry and every sector is disrupted by Digital Technologies. Cognitive Computing, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data , Analytics are not just buzz words but real technologies which are shaping businesses. Almost every company has a department which is charged with the responsibility of Digital Transformation. That means newer technologies are making  way into the organizations across departments . HR is not left behind either . There are apps for well being, reward and recognition, performance management, feedback, learning, social referrals, recruitment . Almost every function of HR leverages technologies to provide Hi Touch experience to employees. Employee engagement is still an issue which cos…

Exclusive Invite for World Economic Forum by KPMG

This made my day. I have been following World Economic Forum , Davos , Switzerland since last few years without fail.

This year I got an exclusive invite by KPMG to participate online. Wow.
Hopefully, I will attend WEF at Davos Switzerland in person someday !

Dear Ruchi,
We are contacting you on behalf of KPMG International to see if you would be interested in joining an online initiative that looks to connect the world to discussions taking place at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, between 23 – 26 January 2018.
For the past six years, KPMG International has supported the event through WEFLIVE, an innovative social media aggregator that provides a simple way to follow Twitter conversations from delegates and trending topics from the forum.
As someone who is a regular and influential commentator on diversity and inclusion - a topic we know will be one covered during the forum - we would like to invite you to become a WEFLIVE participant.
By joining other online inf…