Here are my highlights.
Reasons for doing "cool stuff"
- more family time
- see what I can do
- makes an interesting story
Java vs Erlang
One of the rare technical bits was that comparative slide:
A very tough journey towards happiness
It was really hard to take off and risk to jeopardize his family for "doing crazy stuff". It took him a long time to get there; he went through highs and lows; he had to make sacrifices. That might be why so few people are willing to do it.
But today he can proudly say:
I'm that guy who gets paid to work on cool stuff from home.
There are no predetermined steps to reach this state of mind, this kind of living style. It is an intrinsically personal process which is discovered as one goes through it.
A requestioning of the status quo