Welcome to another episode of Develomentor. Today's guest is Michael Hartl
Michael is an education entrepreneur and the founder of Learn Enough.
Michael is the author of over ten books, including the Ruby on Rails Tutorial, one of the leading introductions to web development, and received a Ruby Hero Award for his contributions to the Ruby community. He is also the author of the influential mathematical essay The Tau Manifesto and founded the internationally celebrated math holiday Tau Day in 2010.
Previously, Michael taught the core physics curriculum at Caltech, where he was a popular instructor with the students and received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a graduate of Harvard College, has a Ph.D. in Physics from Caltech, and is an alumnus of the Y Combinator entrepreneur program.
Apart from his interests in education and entrepreneurship, Michael enjoys choral singing, studying languages, and reading old books. He is also an advanced student of Krav Maga, holding a Level 5 rank (a “black belt in self-defense”).
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“It took me a while to figure out as an entrepreneur that what should I be doing is taking the teaching and writing skill sets that I learned in grad school and applying them to product creation.”
“Don’t all move to Silicon Valley. Realize that Silicon Valley is on the web and you can find it with a web browser.”
Ruby on Rails Tutorial – tech book written by Michael Hartl
Learn Python the Hard Way: by Zed Shaw
The Tau Manifesto – Michael explains that Pi isn’t all its made out it be – https://tauday.com/tau-manifesto