The term alpha geek, has got most of its currency through a talk and online essay by Tim O'Reilly. In this talk he says that by watching what alpha geeks are doing you get a sense of what the future is like for the technology industry as a whole.
The chances of a demo going wrong are directly proportional to the importance of the audience.
24 April 2011
Adjective: a technique, tool, or design idea that is clearly too ludicrously simple to be any good, but when you start using it has a power that belies its simplicity.
(Here's an addition to your dictionary.)
Detestable (adjective): software that isn't testable.
16 March 2005
Shu-Ha-Ri is a way of thinking about how you learn a technique. The name comes from Japanese martial arts (particularly Aikido), and Alistair Cockburn introduced it as a way of thinking about learning techniques and methodologies for software development.
22 August 2014