In addition to writing Ruby for work, I am also an academic translator, a snowboard instructor, and a drummer in a rock band. I am consistently amazed and inspired by the similarities and connections between software development and my seemingly unrelated experiences. What does translating science articles teach me about effectively using coding resources? How is playing drums in a rehearsal similar to test-driven development? How do I apply snowboard teaching principles to pair programming? In this talk, I will share my own story and explore ways you can leverage your diverse background in your tech career.