I'm a UX design student, I've always coded. Being able to create what I design is amazing, and I can't agree more that finally everything we design will be code, and until it's not coded it is nothing. It's nice to read that kind of article because in my school, most of the students and even teachers claim that we are designer and not coder. I don't agree we should be both
Completely agree with the sentiment of this article, as a front-end guy I've always considered myself design > engineering.
I wish I could find a job at Optimizely :-)
Awesome little post Jeff!
I'm definitely sharing your thinking, since we are hiring for the same position in our team. Besides stuff that you mentioned, there's also this benefit of learning different (but so similar) stuff from each other. Also, nurturing this diverse "T-shaped" culture/practice inside a small team is the best thing ever.
Love this :) definitely what I'm looking for in a company.