Before I started working at 8th Light I spent two years at a boarding school teaching German, Economics, and coaching fencing. Although I didn’t study...more.
Since high school, every class I can remember began with a syllabus. On it were due dates of assignments, tests, projects, and readings. These were...more.
Becoming an apprentice is a blow to the ego. It is submitting to publicly acknowledging that you do not know all the answers. It is...more.
Lately, I've been learning a great deal about pedigree.
It's a learning that actually began in my teenage years. Back then, I...more.
If there is anything which life as a student has taught me, it is how to learn. Prior to my start as an apprentice, I...more.
At 8th Light, the beginning of an apprenticeship is marked by the signing of a contract. In writing, both the apprentice and the mentor willingly...more.
Software apprenticeship programs are popping up all over the place in software. They are a response to the common notion that contemporary academia is...more.
It is unrealistic to think of even the most master craftsmen as isolated geniuses. Craftsmen do not exist in bubbles, and their interests vary...more.
In the past year I've started to shift into mentoring more, both at 8th Light and outside of 8th Light. Despite having been a craftsman...more.
Last year, when I was looking for post-graduation jobs, I had no idea that I would end up at 8th Light. I went to...more.
In 6th century B.C., during the Spring and Autumn period, China was torn apart by feudal lords and royalty from the declining Zhou dynasty....more.
Good design sense is a skill that comes only from many years of coding experience. Sometimes it can be very difficult to make those...more.
8th Light has an apprenticeship program whereby an 8th Light craftsman will mentor an individual for three months.
During that time, the...more.