Updating your skill set

I asked one of our developers if he was going to attend the Amazon web services conference.  I thought the agenda looked interesting.  He told me that if he worked at a big company --he'd be pitching his manager on "updating his skill set" and being "current on market developments" so he could spend the day working out of the office (not really working). But he works at Lookstat and he's got code to ship and a business to build. I loved his answer -- Casey combines strong technical acumen with a fierce determination to make his business profitable today....and today is everyday.