Zen is E6 notation.

And yet, I try to use outdated methods because it makes me feel like I am in some kind of control. It makes me feel like I’m in on “it”. More lines of code, means it’s more impressive, right? Wrong.

Simple, clean, clever coding. …

The simplest path tends to be the most true as well.

I was already thinking about this concept often before starting the bootcamp, but now it seems more relevant than ever. As much as I love to get stuck in minutiae, or day dream about the far off big picture, they are both distractions from the present, what is at hand.

Sure, it is good to be persistent with a detailed eye, and to remember the larger goal or purpose, but to do so without distraction, that is the art.

Learning coding is this kind of zen for me, and I look forward to sharing more like this with you soon.

Caitlin Winkenbach

Flatiron Software Engineering student by day, nothing else, there is no night

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