YtoTech was a group of hackers, composed of the following members:
Acting like a sect, it has a symbolic initiation ritual, with the first step consisting in reading the SICP bible to (re)-learn programming.
For the record, the best member has gone so far as 18 % of the book - which is page 117. It thus be said than no one was full-member of the sect, but all apprentices. This story comes along a central principle: that the group is constituted for these members to learn.
Some members wrote articles on the group tech blog, Simple, distributed software.
Also involved in some consulting activities, the sect promoted fully remote and distributed way of working. The products built included:
We are cool fellows.
We can be mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And even may respond on (+33)7 81 32 88 19.
“I believe a man is a professional when he can do what needs to be done no matter how he feels within. An amateur is an amateur in his attitude emotionally. A professional is an professional in the way he thinks and feels and in his ability to execute inder the most trying conditions. The ability to do what needs to be done regardless of the pressure and do it with poise, with no reflection of his inner feeling or conflict if it exists, is what makes a professional. It has nothing to do with their knowledge. I’ll show you many amateurs with far superior knowledge and ability than top professionals.”