About Gert-Jan van de Streek

Owner and Engineer at Avisi, Arnhem, The Netherlands

Feel the pain

Some software development teams are so perfectly balanced that more work comes out than the sum of the work of the individual members. It’s a team of skilled experts, that get the most out of themselves and bring out the best in others. If you are invited to join such a team, expect to feel pain. The pain of trying to keep up with the pace of the team. The pain of others trying to push you to heights you did not reach before. The pain of raising the bar for yourselves.

If you manage to hang in there though, the pain becomes gain. You learn, you get better at everything and the team becomes even better, just because of you.