Olympians in engineer’s eye

Watching Tokyo Olympics during this summer, especially Anna Kiesenhofer, the Austrian Mathematician who won the gold medal in cycling, made me think that the concept of training is not unique to pro-athletes but also applies well to other technicians, e.g. engineers, musicians, dancers, etc.

I’m a software engineer and I don’t think we consciously “train” ourselves. However, if you think about it, how we work as an engineer is similar to how athletes train. To build something great, something like Python, Docker, Linux, etc. or to invent Hadoop, CNN, GAN, etc., or at minimum to…



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