My name is Eugene Dvorkin. I am a software engineer, I love everything digital, with passion for art and photography.
My background is in Computer Science and IT, and you will often find me researching the latest software trend and tools or just taking pictures with my beloved Nikon camera.
I learn by doing and use this blog as an outlet for some of these passions.
Why “Art of Software Engineering”?
I believe art isn’t only about paintings. Art is anything that creative, passionate, personal. Software engineering is one of the human activities where you can became an artist. Great software resonates with users, not only with creator.
What makes someone an artist? I don’t think it has to do something with paintbrush. There are artist who work with numbers, or industrial design, business model or program. Art is about intent and communication, not substances.
An artist is someone who use bravery, insight, creativity and boldness to challenge status quo. And an artist takes it personally.
Art is personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn’t matter. the intent does. Art is personal act of courage, something only human does that creates change in another. And I think it is art when a great customer service representative uses a conversation to convert angry customer into a raving fun. And it’s art when Craig Newmark invent a new business model that uses internet to revolutionize classifier.
Art is a personal gift that changed the recipient.
Organizations use human-created art all the time. The design of the iPhone is art. It change the way people feel. It changes the way people use the device. It change the way they communicate.
The art of running a meeting, counseling coworker, conduction an interview and calming a customer. The art of raising capital, or writing a great software, or deploying new feature customers are dying for. It’s all art. Knowledge, time, discipline help you master you art, but it’s emotional labor that creates it.
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