For those of you who missed the news, I got a banjo back in January:
Forget the "Buy now with 1-Click®" button. Amazon really needs a "Are you sure you know what you're doing?™" button. pic.twitter.com/KM3FAcs0vK— Jeremy Clark (@jeremybytes) January 19, 2015
Five months later, I've found that this is something I enjoy. And I've been taking it to developer events as an object lesson.
We aren't instantly awesome at new things.And just to show how much I believe this, I will play my banjo badly in public. It's not to show off my musical skills but to show that I'm not embarrassed to show people that I'm still in the learning process.
It takes time to get proficient.
When we're learning, we need to expect this.
I ended up with an audio recording of that at the So Cal Code Camp this past weekend. Here's a chance for you to enjoy that:
[Update 10/15/2015: I have been getting better. Check out You Aren't Instantly Awesome, But You Can Get Better with Practice to hear the latest.]