April 20, 2011

Awesome Coach of the Week: Paolo “Nusco” Perrotta

We honour Paolo “Nusco” Perrotta as Awesome Coach of the Week 16, 2011!

Paolo came to mind as the second coach who earns the Awesome Coach of the Week award by writing the awesome comment about our first laureate, Richard Lawrence.

Nusco (Paolo Perrotta)

Ruby

As with Richard, one contribution of Nusco is very obvious when you read his blog: He's a Ruby guy. I've read a bunch of books about programming, heard about many more, but I have to think hard to come up with any one title that I've seen recommended as often as Metaprogramming Ruby. Thinking in Java comes to mind, but I think that's from another century... I haven't done any Ruby so far, though I have to admit the first edition of Programming Ruby has been patiently waiting on my shelf for more than 10 years... Today, I'd rather take Nusco's book.

English

Nusco's been credited for taking the English language to places it's never been before... I don't know if he created as many new words as Shakespeare did, but this is awesome:
“Agile is scientific method applied to software. Do devs really know what ‘science’ means? Science true meaning is often underlooked” (Italian Agile Day 2010)

Nusco's Basket

Referring to a client's tries to improve the product backlog, Nusco came up with this great metaphor:
“If you have a basket of shit, and you don't like it, you could of course close it, shake it hard, and hope for the best. But if you look inside, it'll still be a basket of shit. Trying that again (without changing your mindset), shaking harder, might not help you, really.”

Awesome Coach of the Week

This is why we think Paolo “Nusco” Perrotta is an Awesome Coach. If you can add an awesome experience with Nusco, please do so in the comments. We honour one Coach a week. Suggestions welcome!

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