Sunday, December 14, 2008

Talk with Eric Meyer

While being hosted at 8th Light, I had the opportunity to pair with Eric Meyer on a Limelight application that he is working on called Fresnel, an interface to the Lighthouse bug-tracking system. He had already started the story, but I convinced him to take a completely different approach as an experiment. We ended up pairing on the story for the entire day, and it was a lot of fun. Eric was very fun to pair with, and we had some great conversations about the Limelight metaphor. We also introduced a new metaphor to our system, the stagehand, which was our form of a helper. I hope it makes it into the core. I'll probably fork limelight over the next couple days (when I have some time) and submit a pull request with the code in it.

I want to thank Eric especially, as I just kind of wandered over and asked if I could pair with him. I feel very lucky that he said yes, because I enjoyed my day there immensely with him.

Eric is a new craftsman at 8th Light, after going through an apprenticeship there.

Talk with Eric Meyer from Corey Haines on Vimeo.